EPAT Treatment for Heel Pain
July 26, 2018
Category: Podiatry
Tags: EPAT   heel pain  

Heel PainWhat your foot doctors in Naperville want you to know

Heel pain can be annoying. It can make it difficult to walk or stand. It can keep you on the couch. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from heel pain because there is a safe, effective way to get rid of heel pain for good, known as extracorporeal pulse activation treatment, or EPAT. Dr. Brendon McCarthy and Dr. Mark Konieczy at Fox Valley Foot Specialists in Naperville, IL, want to share the facts about this amazing, state-of-the-art treatment.

There are a few reasons why you might be experiencing heel pain, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis; inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue running across your heel
  • Heel spurs; excess hard deposits of calcium in your heel
  • Heel bruises; deep bruises from stepping on sharp, hard objects

No matter what is causing your heel pain, EPAT can help. It works by delivering waves of pressure to your heel, which stimulates blood flow and speeds up tissue healing. EPAT is FDA approved, so you know it is safe, and treatments are quick, requiring only about 15 minutes.

You may experience immediate relief after treatment however some patients get relief after about 4 weeks. After treatment, over 80% of patients experienced either total pain relief or a significant decrease in their heel pain.

Your foot doctors at Fox Valley Foot Specialists may also recommend:

  • Physical therapy to increase flexibility
  • Custom-fit footwear, inserts, or orthotics for added support
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling

You can also add a few simple home therapies like these:

  • Placing ice packs on your heel several times during the day
  • Doing arch stretches several times each day
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
  • Changing to more supportive, cushioned shoes

To view informational videos about extracorporeal pulse activation treatment, please visit the EPAT page on the Fox Valley Foot Specialists website at https://www.foxvalleyfootspecialists.com/epat.html

Don’t let heel pain keep you from enjoying your life. Relief is just a phone call away! Dr. McCarthy and Dr. Konieczy at Fox Valley Foot Specialists in Naperville, IL, can help, so call today!