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Many people have so many questions and concerns when considering treatment options for heel pain.  New non-invasive heel pain treatment with EPAT brings many questions by patients at our Jersey Shore Podiatry office in Oakhurst. 

Well, let’s start by explaining the basics! What exactly is EPAT Therapy and what does it entail? It is a non-invasive heel pain treatment to help the blood flow back into your heels, which generally after about 3 treatments, makes the pain you are experiencing in your heels cease to exist! All that is required is some daily stretching, a little bit of icing and to come in for your treatments when scheduled! That’s it!!!

Okay, so still on the fence? Here are some FAQ’s for those of you that need a little push but haven’t been able to take the leap to a better you!

Q: Is EPAT FDA approved?

A: Yes, EPAT is FDA approved for acute and musculoskeletal pain.

 

Q: Is EPAT covered by my insurance?

A: No, but the cost of treatment is typically less than the out of pocket cost associated with prolonged conservative care currently covered by insurance.

 

Q: What are the success rates for EPAT treatments?

A: In clinical studies, EPAT has greater than 80% success rates.

 

Q: Are there any side effects associated with treatments?

A: The only side effect reported in any of the clinical 

and FDA studies was minor bruising to the treatment area.

 

Q: Can EPAT make my injury worse?

A: No, EPAT will not make your injury worse.

 

Q: Does the treatment hurt?

A: It can be uncomfortable, however the treatments only last approximately four minutes and you will have immediate relief as soon as the treatment Is over.

 

Q: Is there any down time associated with EPAT treatment?

A: No, you can return to normal activities immediately after treat

ment.

 

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Typically, 3-5 treatments are needed, with 1 treatment administered per week.

 

Q: How does EPAT work?

A: EPAT promotes your body’s own healing process by increasing blood flow to the area as well as speeding up your metabolism to the site treated.

 

Q: Can I continue to take my current medication?

A: You must stop taking anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. It is ok to take Tylenol, aspirin, and blood thinners.

There you have it! Most commonly asked questions are answered but if you still have questions call us.  If you are still a bit skeptical, don’t take our word for it, just listen to some of the testimonials from our patients on our website at www.allcarefootandankle.com/patient-testimonials.html. If you do have any additional questions that were not mentioned in this blog, call AllCare Foot & Ankle in Oakhurst, New Jersey at (732) 695-3668 or message us on facebook at www.facebook.com/allcarefootandankle/