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One new treatment that foot doctors use to help their patients is called EPAT Shockwave Treatment. EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment. It’s a tool used by the foot doctors at the Center for Podiatric Medicine in Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago, St. John and River North, IL to alleviate a number of common foot, heel, and arch ailments. Learn the uses for EPAT and find out how it might help you with your foot-related issue.
What Is EPAT Shockwave Treatment?
During an EPAT treatment, a wand connected to a machine is positioned at specific areas of the foot. The wand emits a wave of energy that stimulates circulation of blood in the foot and aids in the healing of stressed, inflamed, and torn tendons.
Uses for EPAT
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment is a premier podiatric technology that addresses numerous foot-related problems. Here’s a short list of conditions it treats:
- Heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.
- Tendonitis (an inflammation or tear of the tendons).
- Fractures of the foot or ankle.
- Shin splints (common in athletes).
- Ankle pain (or sprains).
- Neuromas of the foot.
Benefits of this Modern Treatment
EPAT is one of the most popular modern foot solutions offered at the Center for Podiatric Medicine, located in Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago, St. John and River North. Consider the advantages of choosing EPAT over other foot treatments:
- There’s no need for incisions or invasive procedures (thus no risk of unattractive scars).
- EPAT can be administered in your podiatrist’s office.
- You can return to normal work or athletic activities soon after the treatment is completed.
Ask Your Podiatrist if EPAT Is Right for You
There’s a good chance that your foot ailment can be corrected with the help of an EPAT Shockwave Treatment. Call today to make an appointment at the Center for Podiatric Medicine, located in Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago, St. John and River North, IL.