Exciting EPAT Treatment Relieves Heel Pain

For the thousands of people suffering from chronic heel pain often caused by plantar fasciitis, a non-invasive treatment is now available that produces exciting results. This treatment is called Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT).

Many people suffering from heel pain mistakenly think they have a heel spur.  More than likely, the cause is plantar fasciitis.  Left untreated, heel spurs can be a result of plantar fasciitis. The most painful areas affected by plantar fasciitis are usually the center of your heel, and the inside bottom area of your foot where the heel and arch meet. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation or irritation of the plantar fascia muscle, where the ligament stretches along the bottom of the foot and maintains the arch.

Relief for Plantar Fasciitis

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) relieves plantar fasciitis pain by using unique acoustic pressure waves that are sent through the foot with a special applicator.  Waves reaching the foot stimulates cell metabolism, increases nutrient delivery, and enhances blood flow by causing new blood vessel formation.  This process greatly accelerates healing of the inflamed plantar fascia muscle.

All EPAT treatments are non-invasive.  While the obvious benefit of EPAT is pain relief, there’s also the benefit of being able to have treatment without any downtime or medications.  Treatments are quick and effective.

Triad Foot Center offers EPAT therapy as well as treatments for all your foot and ankle needs.  If you are suffering with heel pain, we recommend you visit us for an exam. We’ll be able to carefully evaluate your condition and determine if EPAT therapy is right for you.  Schedule an appointment today!

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