When non-surgical methods have been exhausted but surgical methods aren’t necessary, EPAT treatment can be used for heel pain, achilles tendonitis and other muscle and tendon pain.
Chronic pain is defined as pain persisting for longer than 12 weeks continuously. In a more general sense, chronic pain remains present for longer than would be expected following a given injury or illness. Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making this a significant health problem in the US.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT)
When non-surgical methods have been exhausted but surgical methods aren’t necessary, EPAT treatment can be used for heel pain, achilles tendonitis and other muscle and tendon pain. EPAT is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology and is an FDA-approved, highly effective, non-invasive, in-office treatment method that accelerates healing of injured tissues.
Foot orthoses/therapeutic footwear
A prescription pair of foot orthoses, commonly referred to as orthotics, insoles or arch supports, can be described as an in-shoe corrective brace designed to correct abnormal function of the foot, ankle and lower extremities.
Injections in foot and ankle
Many types of injections may be used by your Certified Foot and Ankle specialist in treating painful conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Some of the most widely used injections are cortisone injections which are potent anti-inflammatories.