EPAT Shockwave therapy treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical podiatric treatment option for patients suffering from plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the toe bones. The inflammation of tendons in the foot is known as tendonitis.
Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), is a cutting-edge treatment that is recommended for patients who are not responding well to more traditional forms of treatment or who require a boost in starting or accelerating their recovery.
What is EPAT Shockwave Therapy Treatment?
EPAT therapy (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) is a highly effective technique used to speed up the body’s natural healing process. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. It treats and heals internal pain caused by injuries that would otherwise take a long time to heal using acoustic sound waves. EPAT therapy has been approved by the FDA and has been found to have no significant side effects other than minor discomfort during treatment. Plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and stress reactions are some of the injuries that respond well to EPAT therapy.
Shock waves, which are essentially sound waves that operate at high speed and pressure, are used in EPAT. A gel is applied to the area to be treated prior to the application of the treatment. This gel aids in the maximum efficiency of the shock waves. When the treatment begins, the applicator is moved over the affected area while the waves are released simultaneously. When the therapy session is finished, the gel is wiped away, and the patient is immediately movable. Each session lasts about 5-10 minutes per foot, and 4-8 treatment sessions at weekly intervals are usually required.
What Conditions Can EPAT Shockwave Therapy Treat?
EPT Shockwave therapy treatment is most effective for painful conditions caused by soft tissue damage. This can include, among other things, the following in the foot and ankle: –
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Other Various Sports Injuries
Shockwave therapy may help with chronic pain because it can effectively “restart” a cellular healing process that has slowed down. If the body can heal itself more effectively, relief should follow.
Benefits of EPAT Shock Wave Therapy Treatment
There are numerous advantages to using EPAT therapy as your treatment method, one of which is that no incisions are required.
- No significant side effects.
- Patients are safe.
- No patient restrictions.
- No need for anaesthesia.
- No need for injections.
This therapy not only treats foot pain, but is also effective in treating tissue, tendon, and muscle problems in other parts of the body. Shockwave therapy can also be used as a cosmetic and aesthetic treatment.
Do you think you may have plantar fasciitis or tendonitis? Contact the expert doctor at Orthowin Clinic Pune, Dr. Chetan Oswal. You can also schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist online today.
About Dr. Chetan Oswal: –
Dr. Chetan Oswal is a United Kingdom-trained Foot and Ankle specialist surgeon practising in Pune, India. He has been practising Orthopaedics for the last 12 years and is now working as a dedicated Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has been successfully managing patients including elite athletes for practically all problems related to foot and ankle.