Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Relieve the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis with Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

Plantar fasciitis treatment can greatly improve quality of life for sufferers of plantar fasciitis. Heel pain beginning as a dull ache, progressing to a sharp stabbing pain or a constant throb is often a result of plantar fasciitis.  Your most tender areas may be the center of your heel and the inside and bottom foot area where your heel and arch meet.  If you have plantar fasciitis, you know the pain and frustration brought by this condition.  Unfortunately, many of the treatment options don’t always relieve the heel pain of plantar fasciitis. The good news is that Triad Foot & Ankle Center now provides a non-invasive EPAT treatment that does provide pain relief for our patients.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) Treatment

Using an FDA-approved device, our specially trained podiatrists performs the treatment in our offices, and each treatment usually only takes approximately fifteen minutes.

Unique acoustic pressure waves are sent through the foot with a special applicator. These waves stimulate cell metabolism, enhance blood flow, and accelerate the healing process of the inflamed plantar fascia ligament, which is causing the pain. This ligament stretches along the bottom of the foot and maintains the arch. The plantar fascia may pull away from the bone, causing your heel to become painful. Left untreated, your body may fill this space with new bone…a heel spur.

Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

Heel spurs often are a result of untreated plantar fasciitis. Many people think heel spurs are causing their pain. The pain is actually caused by inflammation or irritation of your plantar fascia muscle. The EPAT treatment helps relieve plantar fasciitis by initiating a healing response within your body, stimulating blood vessel formation and nutrient delivery to the area.  Subsequently, the symptoms of plantar fasciitis are relieved.

Common causes of plantar fasciitis:

  • Being overweight
  • Excess standing or walking
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Improper shoes
  • Increasing age
  • Sports Injury among runners, walkers, and athletes

Don’t continue to suffer with heel and foot pain.  Contact the Triad Foot & Ankle Center today to see if this treatment is right for you.