The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Foot Pain

Jul 15, 2022

What are the benefits of EPAT (shockwave therapy)?

If chronic foot or ankle pain is part of your life, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT therapy) may be exactly what you need. This advanced, FDA-approved procedure helps injured, inflamed tissues repair themselves faster and more effectively without injections, anesthesia, drugs, or significant side effects. Here are a few benefits of EPAT therapy:

1. EPAT has proven effective. 

Research shows that EPAT is 80-90% effective in treating chronic foot pain. Some patients report pain relief after just one or two sessions, but most need three to five. 

2. EPAT is noninvasive (no surgery or drugs)!

One of the top benefits of this procedure is it is noninvasive. This means you don’t need to worry about surgery, stitches, scars, sutures, or pain medication.

3. Fast recovery means minimal downtime.

This procedure is non-invasive, so recovery time is much faster than other more invasive treatments. Most patients return to regular activities 24-48 hours after a session.

4. EPAT treats multiple inflammatory soft tissue conditions. 

EPAT therapy is highly effective in treating inflammatory soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), sprains, tendinitis, and neuromas.

How does shockwave therapy work?

The EPAT therapy device generates pressure waves that pulse into injured tissues through a wand resting on the skin. The pulses mildly irritate the body, which triggers a metabolic response. Blood flow increases to the injured area, supplying it with more oxygen and nutrients and draining waste products. Pain decreases, inflammation decreases, and tissue regeneration processes happen more quickly.

Shockwave Therapy Illustration Diagram

Is EPAT shockwave therapy right for me?

If you are experiencing foot pain and have not had luck finding relief, EPAT therapy may be right for you. We offer many advanced therapies (including EPAT therapy) designed to get people with foot and ankle pain back on their feet as quickly, safely, and conservatively as possible. Our mission is simple: get you back to doing what you love. Visit our Portsmouth or Nashua office to get the foot care you deserve.

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