At Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, we perform a treatment called EPAT. This is usually reserved for resistant plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Below is some information about EPAT and what to expect! Talk to your podiatrist to find out more and see if EPAT is right for you!
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
What can we treat with EPAT?
For the foot and ankle, EPAT treats plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis
What are the benefits of EPAT?
EPAT is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia, there is no risk of infection, no downtime, faster and easier healing.
Is it safe?
Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe.
Why consider non-invasive EPAT®?
EPAT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT is performed in your physician’s office/clinic, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time, patients can immediately bear weight (i.e. walk), and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.