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May 13, 2014
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By Dr. Feder
April 18, 2014
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As residents of Chicago, we are fed up with the winter that has befallen our city.  During our extremely epatlong winter, many of us have experienced some foot problems. Regardless of its cause, pain can take a toll on daily tasks.  In our Chicago office, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment, or EPAT, is available to help treat pain that impairs mobility stemming from:
  • Muscle
  • Tendon
  • Fascia
EPAT offers Chicago patients a non-invasive procedure to help treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. As podiatrists serving the Portage Park and Chicago areas, Dr. Joel Feder and Dr. Marc Feder of Affiliated Podiatrists offer EPAT to help patients find relief from their pain so that they don’t have to slow down. Patients with heel pain or other tendon pain, such as Achilles tendonitis, can benefit from this treatment in Chicago with EPAT.
Understanding the Procedure
EPAT is a non-invasive treatment that delivers unique acoustic pressure waves to the affected areas of the body, which helps to stimulate the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and fast-tracks the healing process. This technology is FDA cleared and is currently used around the globe. It has also been reported that over 80% of patients who have received this procedure, are pain free or have significant pain reduction.
When performing an EPAT treatment (which does not require anesthesia), Dr. Joel Feder or Dr. Marc Feder will apply a gel to the targeted area.  The device applicator is placed in the gel over the sore area.  This applicator delivers pressure waves into the painful area, which stimulates healing of the damaged tissue. Each session typically lasts about 10 minutes, with most patients requiring three sessions performed at weekly intervals.
If you are experiencing heel pain, tendon or muscle pain, visit our office in Chicago for EPAT. With the availability of EPAT, we can help you find relief from your pain so that you can continue your daily tasks.
As the Olympics are coming to a close, it has gotten us thinking: as an athlete, are you athletic injuriesprepared to protect your feet from pain and injury? As Chicago podiatrists, we understand the importance of remaining active as athletes and one injury can prevent you from participating in your sporting event. To help you remain in the game, let’s take a look at some helpful tips provided by our podiatrists in Chicago to help you protect your feet, while remaining active.
Overuse, improper footwear or poor training cause most sport-related injuries.  In order to help prevent these injuries from occurring:
Begin with Moving Your Muscles – By warming up properly before you exercise, run or begin playing a sport, you are helping to prevent straining your muscles.
Use Caution – It is important to pay attention when walking or running on uneven surfaces.  Even if your sporting event takes place on a basketball court where the floors are even, you might find yourself practicing on uneven surfaces for other sports, so be careful.
Support Your Feet – Wear shoes that offer proper support for your foot and are designed for your specific sport. By wearing shoes that are not made for your individual activity, you are setting yourself up for injury.
Build Strength – When remaining active in sports, it is important to maintain good muscle strength and flexibility through stretching and exercise. By maintaining strength and flexibility, you can protect yourself even more from injury.
Don’t Rush - Take your time.  When starting a new exercise program, begin slowly and progress gradually.  By exercising too long or too hard you are increasing your chances of injury.
Play it Safe – When experiencing pain, do not ignore it.  If you experience pain, remember to rest.  By ignoring your symptoms and signs of an injury, you are increasing your chances of worsening your symptoms, which could keep you out of the game forever.
It is never normal to experience pain in your feet or ankles.  Remember to exercise with caution when training in order to prevent serious injury.  If you experience pain, please visit our Chicago podiatrists at Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. We can diagnose your condition and provide you with the proper care to keep you in the game!
By Affiliated Podiatrists, LTD.
April 14, 2014
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Did you ever hear us refer to our team of Podiatric Medical Assistants as “Sole Sisters?” These wonderful, women (Nicky, Debra, Lili, Crystal, Lilian, Araceli, & Maria) help us deliver the very best of Foot and Ankle care efficiently and thoroughly in our conveniently located, northside office. We’re very proud of the fact that they’ve all sought Certification in our field and have been with us for years. They are our Right Hands even if you’ve got two left feet!

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Affiliated Podiatrists, LTD.
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4211 N. Cicero Ave. #301
Chicago, IL 60641
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