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Stumbling Over Heel Pain? 5 Ways EPAT Shockwave Therapy Can Help

27 Dec Stumbling Over Heel Pain? 5 Ways EPAT Shockwave Therapy Can Help

Stubborn heel discomfort got you wincing with every step? You’re not alone. Millions suffer from chronic heel pain, often due to persistent underlying causes like plantar fasciitis. Traditional treatments such as rest, ice, and medication can offer relief, but sometimes you need more oomph. That’s where EPAT shockwave therapy steps into the gap, a modern podiatry game-changer for tackling heel pain at its root.

Intrigued? Here’s why EPAT could be your new BFF:

Non-invasive: Forget scalpels and needles. EPAT is an entirely non-invasive treatment. A handheld device delivers targeted acoustic pressure waves to your aching heel, stimulating healing without breaking the skin. No surgery, no downtime.

Short-Term Relief + Long-Term-Healing: EPAT doesn’t just mask pain; it tackles it on two fronts. The pressure waves break down scar tissue and microtears, promoting tissue regeneration. Plus, they stimulate nerve endings, offering immediate pain relief while your body gets to work on long-term healing.

Rapid Results: Are you tired of waiting for slow-acting treatments? EPAT is known for its quick effects. Many patients experience significant pain reduction within just a few sessions, with full recovery often achieved in 3-6 weeks. Get back to your active life without being sidelined for months.

Precise: Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, EPAT is highly targeted. Your podiatrist pinpoints the exact region to treat, ensuring the healing goes precisely where it’s needed. Said precision minimizes side effects and maximizes results.

Versatile: While EPAT shines for plantar fasciitis, its benefits extend far beyond. It can also be effective for Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, and other forms of chronic muscle pain. So, even if plantar fasciitis isn’t your specific problem, EPAT may still be your solution!

Feeling hopeful? EPAT isn’t a magic bullet, but it offers a promising alternative to traditional treatments. If you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, we hope you’ll give it a try!

At Alta Ridge Foot Specialists, Dr. W. Aaron BroylesDr. Robert L. Van BrederodeDr. Thomas Verla, and the rest of our staff at our Mars Hill, Spruce Pine, and Boone, NC, offices are here to help with any of your foot concerns. Contact us at one of our three locations today to make an appointment.