Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) Questions and Answers
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology is available at Hickville Podiatry to help treat achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Because we know that healthy feet are happy feet. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Hicksville NY, and West Hempstead NY.
Most Cutting-Edge Treatment for heel pain
Have you lived with heel pain for so long that you can’t imagine life without pain?
DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!
Imagine Living without heel pain and loving every minute of it!
Are you suffering from heel pain? Are you unable to do the things that you love?
Do you sometimes think how it feels to have a good walk without having pain?
Living with heel pain can be a devastating experience. It makes you wish that you could just get through the day without depending on your topical creams, steroid injection, bracing, and medications.
Heel pain can slow down daily activities of your life and can take what should be moments of happiness and turn them into moments of nightmare pain.
Those with heel pain, foot injuries or ankle problem can benefit from Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT). This EPAT is used to treat soft tissue and bone conditions around the foot and ankle. EPAT is well known for its success in treating foot conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), chronic ligament or tendon pain and damaged bones that are poor healed. Our Hicksville Podiatry specialist uses EPAT to treat foot pain.
Do you get heel pain when you first get out of bed? Does your heel pain come after sitting for long time and then stand up?
Maybe a podiatrist told you that you have:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Heel Spurs
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Heel Bruise
• Strained Ligaments
What if I said there is no needles, no drugs, no surgery, no downtime to get rid of these problems? Are you interested in EPAT?
With the groundbreaking, cutting edge latest technology known as EPAT, it’s now possible!
Why consider non-invasive EPAT?
EPAT is considered non-invasive because it’s performed at the doctor’s office, Hicksville Podiatry. It does NOT require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time, and patients can immediately bear weight (walk) and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure. EPAT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time.
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
This EPAT truly represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Bhela has used this technology to address chronic tendon and ligament pain, and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life with great success.
What does EPAT treat?
• Chronic plantar fasciitis
• Shin Splint
• Achilles tendinitis
• Heel Spurs
• Various sports injuries
Is EPAT safe?
Yes. This FDA-cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state of the art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT device. Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of EPAT® are often experienced after only 3 treatments. Some patients
report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving the patient’s quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
How does Hicksville Podiatry apply EPAT?
At Hicksville Podiatry, EPAT is administer by Dr. Bhela. After reviewing the patient’s medical history and understanding their pain, Dr. Bhela will determine the best course of treatment, Dr. Bhela apply coupling gel to the affected area to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, EPAT applicator will be placed over the area in a circular motion and the device will release pressure waves into the affected area.
What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will the patient need?
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3 to 5 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals
Benefits of EPAT:
• Stimulates your body’s own natural healing process
• Less side effects than surgery
• No anesthesia
• No shots
• No surgery
• No risk of infection
• No scarring
• No downtime
• Faster, easier healing
Does EPAT have side effects?
No. EPAT has no risks or side effects. Some patients may feel some minor discomfort for a couple of days after intense exercise or a full day of work.
Are there any medical conditions exceptions?
Dr. Bhela considers for each one of his patients and takes into consideration their respective unique medical history. EPAT is not recommended for those with the following health conditions
• Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT)
How much does EPAT cost?
In most cases, the cost is much less than you would expect. For foot surgery at the local hospital or surgery center, the cost can easily reach $10,000. But for EPAT, a series of treatments, it’s usually $500 to $1,100.
Instead of thinking of cost, you should consider it an investment in yourself for health
Will my insurance pay for EPAT?
Insurance typically does not cover the EPAT procedure; however our elective payment option allows you to enjoy the benefits of the EPAT procedure at a very affordable price.
Often there can be a significant savings to you through our elective payment option as compared to paying deductibles, multiple copays, and other non-insurance covered surgery, post operative surgical care and rehabilitation.
Some patients can use their employer’s “Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account” to cover any out of pockets costs.
ASK YOURSELF: “If I wake up tomorrow and all of my heel pain was gone, what would life look life? How would tomorrow be different than today?
• Playing with your kids or grandkids
• Hit the Gym and get in great shape that you can exercise again
• Wear any shoes you want without pain
• Going for long walks on the beach or shopping
• Playing sports or training for marathon
• Travel to new places or going to Disneyland since you can walk without pain
Once your heel pain is gone, then you will get your quality of life back
Recommendation to anyone suffering from heel pain
Heel pain does not have to be unbearable, and it is not necessary for you to skip moments of happiness in life. Life is too short. If your current treatment plan and home remedies are not working for you, then it is time for you to take a step back and discover other options.
So, you can find the right treatment plan for your heel pain, you will need to see the correct foot specialists who can create a customized treatment plan for you that won’t risk your health.
Listen, you make hundreds of decisions every month. Some are more important than others but one of the most important decisions you will ever make is in terms of your health.
So, what are you waiting for? I encourage you to take a step today.
Call us to make an appointment with Dr. Bhela and we will be happy to discuss your options and get the support that you need, to live a full life again without heel pain from this latest amazing technology!