EPAT Therapy in Flagstaff, AZ
Shockwave Therapy To Treat Foot Pain
Extracorporeal pulse activated technology (also known as EPAT, or shockwave therapy) is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for chronic Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Our podiatrist offers EPAT therapy in Flagstaff, AZ, to help relieve foot and heel pain resulting from Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Foot & Heel Pain Causes
Heel pain is frequently caused by plantar fasciitis — an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of muscle that connects your heel bone to the front of your foot. When this muscle becomes inflamed, it can cause severe heel pain that worsens when you walk.
Achilles tendinitis is another cause of heel pain and tenderness. This condition is caused by inflammation in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It is common in runners and older individuals who work out or play sports infrequently.
How EPAT Works
Research has shown that shockwaves are an effective treatment for reversing inflammation, which addresses the root cause of both plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Additionally, EPAT can help with:
- Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
- Trigger points
EPAT has virtually no side effects — some people may experience minor pain for a few days following treatment, but EPAT provides long-lasting pain relief. If you want to do more than simply treat the symptoms of your heel pain, or have had limited success with other treatments, let us show you the restorative effects of shockwave therapy!
Benefits of EPAT Therapy
Traditional treatments for foot and heel pain include stretching, ice, arch supports, and sometimes steroid injections. While these are great methods to resolve foot and heel pain, they do take longer to provide total pain relief. Shockwave therapy offers fast relief — generally within 3 treatments, but some people even experience pain relief immediately — so you can get back on your feet quicker! Other benefits of non-invasive shockwave therapy include:
- Does not require anesthesia
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
- No risk of infection
- Fast, easy healing
- Works around your daily schedule and activities
During your consultation, our podiatrist will use our advanced, in-office ultrasound technology to detect and diagnose the type of inflammation causing your heel pain. We will then provide a specialized treatment plan for you and determine if you are a good candidate for EPAT therapy.
Call Us For EPAT Therapy in Flagstaff, AZ, Today!
During your appointment, our podiatrist will take the time to answer all your questions about our podiatry treatments, our office, and anything else you may want to know about us!
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Rosales New Patient Assessment today. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Goals & Concerns
- Thorough Exam
- X-Rays As Needed
- Personal Treatment Plan
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Flagstaff, AZ our podiatrist and team at Flagstaff Foot Doctors also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Williams, Winslow, Sedona, Tusayan (Grand Canyon) & Page, AZ & the surrounding areas.