Walking is one of our most basic functions as humans but if you suffer from chronic heel pain, walking hurts. About 8% of adults have disabling heel pain rendering them unable to walk at all! 

This type of pain hurts more than your heels. It affects your physical and mental health and wellbeing. 

Do you suffer from heel pain or other types of tendon pain? It’s time to consider EPAT therapy. 

Keep reading for more information about EPAT therapy treatment and what it can do for you. 

EPAT Shockwave Therapy

EPAT is Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology. That’s a mouthful so professionals call it EPAT. It’s the same as ESWT (extracorporeal shock wave therapy). 

EPAT is a type of advanced, yet noninvasive, treatment for muscle and tendon pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process by stimulating blood circulation. The stimulation regenerates damaged tissues and that helps stop the pain. 

Common Uses for EPAT Therapy Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common reasons for EPAT treatment. Some other common conditions that respond well to EPAT include:

  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hamstring pain
  • Neck pain
  • Anterior tibial tendonitis
  • Scar tissue post-injury
  • Neuroma

Many conditions that result from tendonitis may respond well to EPAT. Most patients try standard conservative treatments first, such as the RICE method. That’s Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. 

Have you exhausted all methods such as steroid injections, physical therapy, braces, and boots? Do you feel that surgery is your only remaining option? EPAT is a non-invasive therapy that often works instead of surgery.  

How Does EPAT Technology Work?

EPAT is a simple process. The EPAT machine uses generated pulses of pressure waves that penetrate deep into your injured tissues. A wand-like device delivers the waves. 

The pressure waves accelerate healing and tissue regeneration by:

  • Reducing tissue inflammation
  • Increasing tissue metabolism
  • Enhancing circulation
  • Breaking up scar tissue
  • Increasing growth factors
  • Increasing collagen production
  • Breaking down calcium buildup in tissues
  • Relaxing trigger points

Have you already had surgery? EPAT helps you heal faster. 

What Happens During a Shockwave Therapy Session?

During an EPAT therapy session, the doctor applies a gel to the painful area. The doctor then moves the applicator in a circular motion around the area. There’s no need for anesthesia, injections, or medications. 

Sessions only take about 10 minutes and there’s no downtime after a treatment. After about 6-8 weeks of treatments, you’ll experience significant relief to the area. 

EPAT is fast, safe, and effective and has no side effects. If EPT therapy helps, you can even buy an at-home shockwave therapy device and do your own treatments. 

Another good thing about EPAT? Its use doesn’t limit or affect future treatment options. 

Consider EPAT Therapy for Pain Reduction

If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis or another type of tendon or muscle pain, consider EPAT therapy. It’s an effective, non-invasive treatment option that can get you back on your feet fast. Do you have more questions about EPAT therapy? Contact Oceanus, and we can answer your questions and help you find the best EPAT therapy device for your situation.