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Limited by Foot Pain? Consider EPAT Treatment in Bellaire!

Plantar fasciitis is a medical condition that occurs when inflammation develops on the tissues in the heel and arch of the foot. The inflammation will cause you to feel a stabbing feeling on the bottom of your foot. This can make it nearly impossible to move without any pain. In addition to the crippling pain, plantar fasciitis also causes heel spurs to develop on the foot. Luckily, you no longer have to be limited by your foot pain. You can get rid of your painful symptoms by undergoing an EPAT treatment in Bellaire.

What is EPAT?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, or EPAT, is a non-invasive treatment designed to eliminate foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis and heel spurs using low-frequency pressure waves. The soft tissues in your foot will absorb the pressure waves, which will naturally increase the blood flow in your foot. The extra blood enhances the body’s healing process to eliminate your painful symptoms after a small amount of time.

Coupling gel will be applied to your foot at the start of your EPAT treatment in Bellaire. The handheld EPAT device is then placed directly on your foot. Once the device is activated, it will deliver pressure waves to the foot. This process will continue until the entire injured area is treated. If both of your feet are experiencing pain, then you will be able to treat them both during the same appointment in Bellaire.

This is a non-invasive treatment, so you will never have to worry about any downtime. You may experience some mild bruising or redness on the treated area, but these normal side effects will go away after a few days. You will have absolutely no restrictions on your physical activities after the EPAT treatment session.

Eliminate Foot Pain with EPAT

Patients need to undergo an average of three EPAT treatment sessions in Bellaire to get the best results possible, though this will vary based on your needs. The treatment sessions will be held every seven to 10 days, meaning you will be able to complete your entire treatment plan in less than three weeks. You may start to see some positive results after the first EPAT session, but most of your pain will not go away until after your final appointment. Most patients should see optimal results approximately four weeks after finishing their EPAT treatment plan.

EPAT will deliver excellent results to nearly everyone suffering from foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. It is impossible to guarantee results, but a vast majority of patients report a drastic reduction in their foot pain. You may even be able to completely eliminate your foot pain with EPAT.

If you are ready to try something new for your foot pain, EPAT may be right for you. Contact us today at Sole Aesthetic to schedule your consultation.