What Conditions Can Be Treated by EPAT?
EPAT is commonly used in our office to address acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life.
Some of these conditions may include:
We usually recommend EPAT for acute injuries as part of first line therapy, since it will allow you to recover faster and return to the activities you love most. It is also recommended for patients coming to us with chronic injuries that have failed to respond to other therapies, and patients who simply want to avoid major downtime during other treatments.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
When you come to our office for your EPAT treatment sessions, we will first apply a cooling gel to the skin over each of the injured areas. We will then expose the affected areas to a series of pulses, which will gradually be increased as tolerated to a therapeutic level during the session.
Treatment is performed in office and usually consists of 3 sessions on a weekly basis. Patients with more chronic injuries may require one or two more sessions, however. And most sessions will last about 10-15 minutes.
EPAT is usually well tolerated and does not typically require the use of any use of anesthesia or nerve blocks.
Many of our patients start to feel the benefits of EPAT after only 3 sessions. Some patients even report getting immediate pain relief after a single session—though for others, it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin.
Either way, overall success rates are very high. In fact, EPAT eliminates pain and restores full mobility to more than 80 percent of patients!
But Is It Safe?
Absolutely. EPAT is an FDA-approved technology used around the globe. An extensive amount of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality is used to build each EPAT device. Not to mention all the clinical studies and tests that have confirmed its safety and efficiency.
The bottom line is, when performed by a qualified caregiver, EPAT has virtually no risks or side effects.
Find Advanced Treatments at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
If you have been experiencing foot or ankle pain for a while now, and have put off getting the help you need for fear of what treatment may look like (we know undergoing surgery can be scary), or if you have tried everything under the sun to get rid of your discomfort and haven’t found the results you are looking for, EPAT may be just what you need – and you can find it right here at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists.
To schedule an appointment at our Austin, TX offices (we are located in Westlake Hills), simply give us a call at (512) 328-8900 or fill out our request form online to have one of our staff members reach out to you.