Shockwave Therapies for Heel Pain

At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, we offer the most advanced and practical solutions for chronic Heel Pain

Our team can provide you with Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) treatments that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for painful disorders of the feet, ankles and other parts of the body. These non-invasive treatments are designed to stimulate the natural healing power of your body and to relieve pain and mobility issues for our patients.

What Is EPAT?

EPAT treatments use acoustic waves to break down scar tissue and to improve blood circulation. These treatments can stimulate the healing process to reduce the impact of injuries and to ensure the best outcomes for patients with a variety of issues, including Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and other chronic heel pain conditions that result from damage to soft tissues inside your feet and ankles. Pain relief for patients undergoing EPAT typically starts sometime after the first treatment. The full effect of EPAT procedures, however, is not usually realized until about 12 weeks of treatments in our office. According to podiatric experts, about 80 percent of patients who undergo EPAT report a significant reduction in pain levels and improved mobility.

The Advantages of EPAT

Because EPAT is non-invasive, our patients will not require an extended period of recovery after each treatment. No anesthesia is necessary for this painless treatment. EPAT poses no risk of infection and creates no new scars on your feet. The most important benefit of EPAT treatments from Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, however, is the significant and lasting pain relief and the increased mobility that most of our patients experience after just a few sessions of EPAT in our office.

What to Expect During Your EPAT Treatment

The podiatric team at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will provide you with complete information on this treatment option before we begin. In general, the process involves a few simple steps:

Our team will discuss the benefits of this treatment and its likely effect on your heel pain to ensure that you understand why the EPAT procedure may be the best choice for you.

If you need the most advanced and effective solutions for heel pain in Floral Park or Astoria in New York, call our team today at 718-626-3338. The friendly and professional podiatric staff at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will work with you to find the perfect treatment options for your needs. We are committed to the highest standard of excellence in podiatry for every patient we serve.