A 2013 meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials found extracorporeal shockwave therapy to be an effective treatment modality for plantar fasciitis pain which has been unresponsive to nonsurgical measures for at least three months with evidence suggesting significant pain relief for up to one year.
This technology is approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of only plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. There is an FDA study that is currently being conducted to treat diabetic wounds that do not respond well to other modalities.
There are several theories as to how EPAT may or may not help promote better healing. The most accepted one is that the microtrauma of the repeated shock wave to the affected area creates neo-vascularization (new blood flow) into the area. It is this new blood flow that promotes tissue healing.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) is commonly known as shockwave therapy. It is an 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 your metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and, over time, heals.
In just 3 treatments, EPAT offers significant and long-lasting relief. This therapy's proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods, including surgery. And it doesn't carry many of the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT does not require anesthesia, can be performed right in Dr. Fosdick's office and requires only a minimal amount of time.
The beneficial results are often experienced after just 3 treatments, though it may take up to four weeks for pain relief to be complete. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients in clinical studies reported significant pain reduction or freedom from pain. If you are suffering from chronic foot pain, plantar fasciitis or pain in your heel that won't go away, call 860•349•8500 or 203•294•4977 to make an appointment with Doctor Fosdick to see if EPAT is right for you.
Muscle and tendon pain can slow down anyone, including professional athletes. Since it's every athlete's goal to get up and performing as soon as possible, the EPAT works wonderfully in bringing an athlete's injury back to full health rapidly.
Now with Dr. Fosdick's EPAT machine, you, to can benefit from the same treatment professional athletes use to get yourself back on your feet and pain-free—without expensive surgery and the potential complications that entails.