Here at DM Foot and Ankle Associates, we are continually striving to improve patient care by stating up to date with medical advancements.
We are proud to introduce our newest services, the EPAT treatment and Amniofix injections.
What is EPAT?
The EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activiation Technology. EPAT is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain.
EPAT is 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 treatments
The success rate of EPAT is equal to or greater than traditional methods, including surgery. However, EPAT leaves out the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time of surgery. 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 reuction in pain.
What is AmnioFix?
AmnioFix is an injection that is safely derived from human amniotic membrane and comes in a mivronized powder form. AmnioFix treats micro-tears in soft tissue helping reduce inflammation and scare tissue formation while enhancing the healing process.
AmnioFix Sports Med Injections are used to treat:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Soft tissue injuries
Amniofix is a great option if you have been unresponsive to conservative treatments as it reduces your need for surgical intervention.
While both treatments shoe excellent results when used alone, we recommend using the two treatments cohesively when applicable for optimal results. By doing so, the Amniofix injection stimulate stem cells while the EPAT promotes your body to heal on its own.
Contact us at (630) 863-7517 to schedule an appointment with your DMFA physcian today to discuss these treatment options and the benefits they provide.