Who Is a Good Candidate for EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, or EPAT for short, is a highly advanced treatment method used to treat acute and chronic pain. If you have never heard of it before it can sound like something from a science-fiction movie, but this innovative technology is here today and may even be able to help you with your chronic foot pain. To find out if you are a good candidate for EPAT call the expert Chicago podiatrists at Affiliated Podiatrist, Ltd.
What is EPAT Therapy?
EPAT Therapy uses ultrasonic shock waves to stimulate cell growth in areas of the body with acute pain. It is one of the most advanced treatment methods available today, also, it is fully cleared by the FDA and highly effective. It uses tiny sound waves to penetrate through your soft tissue. This non-invasive shock wave triggers the cells to regenerate and increases the blood circulation of the affected area. It's like giving your body a jump start to begin healing again.
The machine used for EPAT is small and uses a wand to deliver the ultrasound waves. Treatment typically takes place over about 3 to 6 weekly sessions. Each session takes no longer than 5 to 10 minutes and you could feel an immediate benefit. The machine is non-invasive and no anesthesia is required for treatment. If you are looking for a harmless way to stop your pain, call your Chicago podiatrist to find out if you are a good candidate for EPAT.
Healing is always a process, but as we get older that process takes longer. However, now we do not have to wait for our chronic pain to go away, we can help ourselves heal with EPAT.
What EPAT Therapy Can Treat:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Hand Pain
- Heel Pain
- Knee Pain
- Musculoskeletal Issues
- Neck Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Pain
- Wrist Pain
Your Chicago podiatrist at Affiliated Podiatrist, Ltd., can use EPAT therapy to treat any type of chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain you are experiencing. Sometimes physical therapy isn't enough. We can use technology to help our healing process so we can get back on our feet faster.
To find out if you are a good candidate for EPAT therapy, call the experts at Affiliated Podiatrist, Ltd. in Chicago, IL. To learn more or schedule an appointment call (773) 202-8800. A team of friendly and qualified staff is here for you along your healing journey.