Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain

Shockwave Heel Therapy (EPAT)

How Does EPAT Work?
Extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment method approved by the FDA to treat acute or chronic muscle and tendon pain by stimulating blood circulation and accelerating the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. Patients with heel pain (plantar fasciitis) or other tendon pain such as Achilles tendonitis can benefit from this treatment.

How is the Treatment Performed?
Ultrasound gel is applied over the skin of the treatment area to enhance the transmission of the pressure waves. The pressure waves are applied using a special applicator tip. The tip is moved over the injured tissue using circular motions.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment sessions take approximately 10-15 minutes per site and vary slightly depending on the area being treated. 3 treatment sessions are generally necessary and are performed on a weekly interval. If you are improving, but not completely better, up to 5 treatments can be performed.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with EPAT?
EPAT can be used to treat many painful soft tissue injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, acute and chronic muscle pain, and myofascial trigger points.