EPAT: Non-invasive Treatment for Pain
So often at Paul S. DeMarco, DPM, we see patients delay seeking treatment for foot problems because they believe the only way to get relief is through surgery. We offer a cutting edge treatment known as EPAT-- Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, which is completely non-invasive and provides pain relief and healing in over 80% of cases.
Using a unique range of pressure waves, EPAT enhances blood circulation, stimulates metabolism and speeds healing, bringing pain relief to a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions and also chronic and acute pain due to muscle and tendon issues. Some of the conditions successfully treated by EPAT include:
· Heel spurs
· Achilles tendonitis
· Plantar fasciitis
· Tibialis anterior syndrome
· Peroneal tendonosis
Are You a Candidate?
As with all foot problems, the first step is making an appointment with our board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Paul S. DeMarco, for an examination. The foot doctor will evaluate your feet and ankles and also get a complete medical history and order any necessary imaging studies or other tests to fully diagnosis your condition. Once a definitive diagnosis is reached, the podiatrist will determine if EPAT is right for you. If EPAT is prescribed for you it will usually involve 3-4 treatments spaced about a week apart. Each treatment takes approximately 15 minutes.
Benefits of EPAT
EPAT is a completely safe and effective treatment approved by the FDA. Used worldwide, EPAT has undergone extensive clinical trials and studies which have repeatedly proved its safety and success. In addition, since EPAT requires no incision, there is zero risk of infection and no scar tissue to be concerned about. There are also no medications involved. Some patients report minor discomfort for a few days following treatment but you can resume your normal activities within 24-48 hours following treatment. Most patients find pain is eliminated or significantly decreased in about 4 weeks. Some find the pain relief is immediate after the treatment.
Don’t suffer unnecessarily with foot pain. To learn more about EPAT, contact our Somers Point office by calling: (609) 927-4894.