Those with ankle injuries, foot injuries, or foot pain can benefit from an additional treatment method known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT). This treatment method is used to treat soft tissue and bone disorders around the foot and ankle. EPAT is acknowledged for its effectiveness in treating foot conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), chronic muscle pain, and fractured bones that are poorly healed. Our Plano and Dallas foot specialist specializes in EPAT to treat foot pain.
The EPAT test is used worldwide with state-of-the-art equipment that has been evaluated and approved by the FDA.
EPAT treatment can be used on tissues that have been hardened by calcium salts. It works by sending sound wave pulses into the affected area. These sound wave pulses cause what’s known as microtrauma, or tiny, controlled injuries in the soft tissue or bone that provoke a healing reaction in your body with improved blood circulation.
EPAT treatment with our Plano or Dallas foot specialist usually lasts around 15 minutes and will be repeated once weekly for three weeks.
EPAT is a non-invasive procedure, meaning recovery will be quick with little down time expected. In some cases, patients may experience mild discomfort or redness around the treatment area. Slight bruising is also possible, but these issues typically resolve themselves within a few days.
Most patients report substantial improvement within a month of treatment, but the full range of benefits could take up to three months for certain patients. Immediate improvement after the procedure has been reported on occasion.
Asked to use a pain scale of 0-10, 83% of patients treated with EPAT have expressed a reduction of at least five scale points for their ankle pain or foot pain. Rarely do patients require invasive surgery, but it may be required in certain cases. There are no complications or side effects from EPAT and no conditions have worsened as a result of the treatment.
Get relief for your ankle pain or foot pain. Call our Plano or Dallas foot specialist at 972.853.7100 or click here to schedule an appointment. Our podiatrists and staff are always ready to help our patients put their best foot forward!
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.