Heel pain is the most common foot problem presenting in our office. It is often attributed to plantar fasciitis. While most heel pain is responsive to conservative therapy including orthotics, strapping, physical therapy, NSAIDS, corticosteroid injections and rest, 10% of patients remain with pain. These patients are faced with the choice of having surgery or living with pain.
Swiss made EPAT is used extensively in Europe and Canada. The mode of action during Pulse Therapy is to stimulate chemical processes providing improved blood circluation in the pain regions to promote natural healing.
What does EPAT treat?
Benefits of EPAT
What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will I need?
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes. Generally, 3-4 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of EPAT are often experienced after only 3-4 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Is it safe?
Yes. This FDA approved technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.
If performed by a qualified medical professional, EPAT has virtually no risks or side effects.
Is it covered by Insurance?
In most cases, EPAT is not covered by insurance, although patients may be able to use their employer's Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account to cover this treatment.
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