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.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Plantar fasciitis pain is literally the most common complaint that we hear as foot and ankle specialists. This is commonly referred to as heel spur syndrome but the heel spur is not what causes the pain. Plantar fasciitis pain results from inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament on the bottom of the foot. This usually occurs from overuse and from the plantar fascia being too tight. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis include severe pain in the bottom of the foot or on the heel, which usually gets worse after rest or in the morning. The pain from plantar fasciitis can be debilitating for patients.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Varicose Veins are large, bulbous veins which can appear anywhere in the body but typically show up in the legs and feet. They are extremely common, affecting approximately 18% of men and 42% of women in the US. Varicose veins are the result of Chronic Venous Insufficiency which is due to underlying venous reflux. This means that the blood is circulating down the feet from the heart through the arteries, but it is not returning up the leg through the veins as it should. Historically thought to be only a cosmetic problem, we have recently learned that this condition can lead to health problems. Fortunately, varicose veins can be treated rather simply by the vein doctors at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists, LLC.