Many patients come to our Practice, Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, with heel pain, Achilles tendonitis and multiple types of sports injuries.
What we are doing is a treatment called EPAT (Extra corporeal Pulse Activated Technology ). It works by using intense pulses of sound waves to break up the scar tissue and increase blood flow to the injured area. This helps to reduce inflammation, relieve the pain and stimulate the body's own healing processes.
The procedure is performed in our office, requires no anesthesia and patients experience no down time. After the treatment, many patients experience immediate relief from their symptoms which continues to improve with subsequent treatments over a 3-4 week period.
We see a high level of successful outcomes using EPAT especially when traditional conservative treatments have not been effective.
Since we treat many athletes, Our Podiatrists really appreciate new non-invasive treatments like EPAT to keep our patients out of surgery and back in the game.
So, if you're experiencing chronic foot and ankle pain, or if you're suffering from an overuse injury, make an appointment to see us to determine if you are a candidate for EPAT.
At our practice, Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, we utilize diagnostic ultrasound to determine many different bone and soft tissue foot and ankle pathologies. The procedure is completely non-invasive, painless and is performed right in our office.
Within a few minutes, we are able to evaluate and diagnose a multitude of problems such as neuromas, tendinitis, bursitis, bone spurs, ulcers, arthritis and plantar fasciitis and how extensive the pathology may be.
The images are captured to our patients' charts and we then have an opportunity to discuss and implement a comprehensive treatment plan immediately. The ultrasound machine is also sometimes utilized in very specifically placed therapeutic injections if needed and is covered by most insurances. Contact our Podiatry Team today.