Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain

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What are the expected results?

The beneficial effects of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) are often experienced after only 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.

Is EPAT safe?

Yes. This FDA approved technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT® device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and effectiveness.

If performed by a qualified caregiver Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) has virtually no risks or side effects.

What if I have a special health condition?

The safety and effectiveness of the EPAT&ref; procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions:

  • Malignancies
  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

Your doctor will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the EPAT® procedures.

How is the treatment performed?

Coupling gel is applied to the treatment area of interest to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, EPAT&ref; pressure waves are released via the applicator moved over the area of interest in a circular motion.

What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment sessions take approximately 15 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

What will happen after the treatment/procedure?

You will receive post-treatment instructions from your podiatrist to follow during your recovery.

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