Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy. What is it?
When your foot or ankle hurts, without a doubt, you need immediate relief. If rest, icing and stretching aren’t working, DeLoor Podiatry has an innovative option just for you. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) is a state-of-the art, breakthrough technology. We often use EPAT to treat many conditions, as well as injuries due to foot and ankle trauma.
What conditions can be treated?
If you’ve suffered from foot or ankle trauma, or are dealing with a chronic condition, certainly, you know what it feels like to have your mobility and quality of life affected. EPAT can be highly effective in treating a broad range of conditions, such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Pain
- Tendon Pain
- Chronic Heel Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Irritable Trigger Points
How does it work?
In the first place, we apply a small amount of a gel to the treatment area to enhance effectiveness. After that, pressure waves are released via the applicator as we move it over the area in a circular motion. Meanwhile, these pressure waves stimulate your metabolism, also, enhance your blood circulation and accelerate your healing process. We’ve had outstanding results, with damaged tissue gradually regenerating and eventually healing!
What can you expect?
Treatment sessions take about 5-10 minutes each, depending on your individual condition. Generally, we perform 3 treatment sessions at weekly intervals. Some of our patients tell us that they experience immediate pain relief after the treatment. Although, sometimes it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin.
Extracorporeal Activation Pulse Therapy has virtually no side effects, and certainly provides many benefits to make your experience easy, for example:
- Invasive? No
- Downtime? No
- Faster, easier healing? Yes
In conclusion, EPAT is an effective non-invasive FDA-approved option to treat some foot conditions. No anesthesia, no scarring, no risk of infection.