Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Therapy is a relatively new treatment method for many types of foot pain, including plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. Because there is no incision, no anesthesia, and no chemical or medication involved, EPAT risks are quite low. This FDA-approved therapy uses low energy sound waves targeted to the affected area to stimulate your metabolism. It causes increased blood flow in the area to speed up the healing process.
Each EPAT device is the result of extensive engineering research, medical input, and quality control to make the treatment safe and effective. In the hands of properly trained podiatrists, such as those at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates on Florida’s east coast, side effects are few. Patients may experience some tingling, redness, or minor pain at the treatment spot for a few days, or after a long period of exercise or work. If you have chronic foot pain that is not responding to other conservative remedies, call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 274-3336 and set up a consultation to see if EPAT is for you.