Here at DM Foot & Ankle Associates, we are continually striving to improve patient care by investing in advanced medical equipment. After much research, we are excited to announce our newest service, the EPAT.
The EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. EPAT is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain.
How does it work?
EPAT uses pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
What is the EPAT used to treat?
· Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
· Achilles tendinitis
· Tendinitis in the foot or ankle
· Any ligament/tendon pain that is not responding to conventional treatment methods
What to expect:
Treatment sessions will take about 5-10 minutes depending on the area being treated. Treatments are performed at our office and do not require anesthesia.
Most patients will require between 3 to 5 sessions.
Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first treatment. Maximal effects can take about 4 weeks or longer. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have a significant reduction in pain.
Is it safe?
EPAT is technology that has been cleared by the FDA and is currently being used around the world. Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed both its safety and efficacy. The EPAT treatment comes with virtually no risks or side effects.
Why consider EPAT?
EPAT success rate is equal to or greater than traditional treatment methods, including surgery. This treatment option leaves out the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time of surgery.
Is this treatment something you could benefit from or do you have further questions regarding EPAT? Let’s get rid of your pain and get you back to doing the things you love, consult with your DMFA physician today! We are now proudly serving you out of two locations, Lemont and Orland Park. If you live in these towns or in nearby Lockport, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, or Palos Heights, call (630) 863-7517 to schedule an appointment with us today!