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Are you living with chronic pain in a muscle or tendon that will not go away? The severe pain associated with conditions such as chronic tendinitis and plantar fasciitis can affect your daily life. North Texas Foot & Ankle offers Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) Shockwave Therapy, a breakthrough treatment that uses a wave of pressure transmitted to the source of pain to improve circulation and promote the natural healing process.
EPAT Shockwave Therapy is an incredibly advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA. Because EPAT is non-invasive, there are virtually no risks or side effects. The healing effects of EPAT are commonly experienced after only 3 treatments. While some patients find immediate pain relief after the treatment, it can take up to 6-8 weeks to get maximum benefit. In addition to eliminating pain, EPAT Shockwave Therapy restores full mobility, which can help improve a patient’s quality of life. The treatment is a great option for diabetics or other individuals who are at high risk or just want to avoid surgery.
Treatment sessions last approximately 5-10 minutes, based on the type of disorder to be treated. Typically, 3 treatment sessions scheduled 7-10 days apart are needed. Generally, no anesthesia is required. EPAT Shockwave Therapy offers pain relief and restoration of mobility in:
Recovery is simple, and it works! Since EPAT is non-invasive, there is no bruising or swelling after the procedure. It is recommended to avoid impactful activities and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for 6 weeks following treatment. After 3 treatments, 85% of patients report significant pain reduction.
The innovative ESWT Shockwave Therapy technology provides a non-invasive solution for conditions which are not helped by anti-inflammatory, immobilization devices, or other conventional treatments. With no surgical risks, very little downtime, EPAT is a proven and effective treatment to help eliminate pain and increase quality of life.
Contact us at (214) 574-9255 to find out more information about ESWT Shockwave Therapy, or request an appointment online today.