Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EPAT®) is the most non-invasive method for treating pain through using pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. It is highly effective, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and eventually heal. EPAT has been approved by the FDA and has virtually no risks or side effects.

Did You Know?

EPAT has an 80% rate of patient satisfaction. In addition to this, it also has several benefits including: being non-invasive, requiring no anesthesia, having no risk of infection, and having a faster, easier healing process with no scarring or downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for EPAT?

If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, or pain that hinders your mobility or quality of life, then you may be a candidate for EPAT. Specific areas that EPAT can help with include: neck, shoulders, back and chest, upper extremities, lower extremities, feet and ankles, and myofascial trigger points.

What should I expect during my EPAT treatment?

During EPAT treatment, a coupling gel is first applied to the area receiving treatment in order to enhance effectiveness. Then, your doctor will move the EPAT applicator in a circular motion over the area, releasing pressure waves. EPAT treatment sessions generally range from 5-10 minutes and it is recommended to have three sessions at weekly intervals for the best results.

Do I need to follow any special guidelines after EPAT treatment?

After EPAT treatment, your doctor will provide you with post-treatment instructions to follow while you recover. It is very important you follow these instructions and have your doctor clarify any misunderstandings so you can achieve the best results.

The most common foot and ankle pain occurs in the heel and is usually caused by overuse, although it can also be due to an injury. Heel pain most often occurs on the underside of the heel and can even travel up the back of the heel. Other types of pain can include ankle pain, as well as pain resulting from ankle sprains. Ankle sprains occur when there is a forceful twisting of the ankle that results in the tearing of ligaments and no broken bones.

Foot and ankle conditions exhibit themselves in the form of heel pain on the bottom, front edge of the heel or through tenderness that extends throughout the bottom of the foot. Varying levels of pain are also experienced when walking, however this pain usually improves over the course of the day. Some individuals may also experience swelling, bluish discoloration, and a slight increase in warmth around the injured area.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Pain in the lower leg occurs most commonly in the calf and shin. Calf pain is usually caused by the inflammation of the tendon running from the lower calf to the heel and the pain felt towards the back of the ankle generally increases when walking. Shin pain usually occurs when the leg is overused, causing inflammation to the bone, muscles, or connective tissue. This overuse can be caused by over training, running on hard surfaces, or ill-fitting shoes.

People suffering from calf pain most often note swelling in the back of the ankle, as well as a decreased range of ankle motion, while those suffering from shin pain usually notice pain that decreases with exercise, mild swelling of the front of the lower leg, and pain when bending their toes or foot in a downward motion. 

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Pain experienced in the thigh or knee usually indicates the inflammation of a tendon or joint. This inflammation occurs when there is trauma, overuse, or overstretching to the tendon, but can also be a result of an infection or inflammatory disease. This pain generally exhibits itself along the tendon and increases with movement or exercise. There can also be a general redness around the area, especially if inflammation is present.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Pain experienced in the thigh or knee usually indicates the inflammation of a tendon or joint. This inflammation occurs when there is trauma, overuse, or overstretching to the tendon, but can also be a result of an infection or inflammatory disease. This pain generally exhibits itself along the tendon and increases with movement or exercise. There can also be a general redness around the area, especially if inflammation is present.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Forearm pain can be caused when the tendons are overused, over stretched, have undergone trauma, are affected by an infection or inflammatory disease, or because the median nerve in the wrist has been compressed. In addition to wrist and hand pain, affected individuals can also experience numbness in the thumb or other fingers, tenderness along the tendon, pain that increases with movement or exercise, and redness over the inflamed area.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Elbow pain is most likely caused because the tendon or joint is inflamed. Inflammation of the elbow joint can exhibit the following symptoms: a decrease in motion, swelling, redness, and pain that increases when bending the wrist, twisting the forearm, or when grabbing objects.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

Shoulder pain occurs when there is excess scarring or swelling in the tendon or joint, and can be felt after an injury that requires shoulder immobilization. Symptoms of shoulder inflammation include: decreased motion, swelling, redness, tenderness around the front, side, and back of shoulder, and pain associated with reaching, lifting, and holding things above one’s head.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a non-invasive approach to pain management that only requires 3-5 in-office treatment sessions lasting only 5-10 minutes per week. EPAT uses pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, causing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal itself.

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