Award-Winning Podiatrists In Merrillville, IN, For Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) is a revolutionary modern treatment for soft tissue and bone disorders around the foot and ankle. EPAT has been shown to effectively treat heel plantar fasciitis, chronic muscle pain, Achilles tendonitis, and fractured bones that have not healed correctly.

The state-of-the-art equipment used to deliver EPAT has been thoroughly evaluated and approved by the FDA. Today, EPAT technology helps patients throughout the world.

Treatment

EPAT sends sound wave pulses into the soft tissue in your foot or ankle. This causes highly controlled, microscopic “injuries” in the soft tissue or bone that we refer to as “micro trauma.” These “injuries” trigger a healing reaction in your body by improving blood circulation. EPAT can also break up any tissue that has become fibrotic or calcified.

An average EPAT treatment lasts about 15 minutes and should be repeated once each week, for three weeks.

Recovery & Results From Your Podiatrists In Merrillville, IN

The EPAT procedure has minimal downtime and is non-invasive. Some patients may have mild discomfort, redness, or bruising, but this generally resolves within a few days.

It may take up to three months to achieve the full benefit of EPAT treatment, but most patients feel notably better after only a month of treatment. In certain cases, patients have even reported improvement immediately after their treatment.

On a 0-10 pain scale, 83% of patients report a reduction of at least 5 scale points for their condition after completing treatment with EPAT. On rare occasions, patients still need surgery after their EPAT treatment is finished. EPAT is also safe: no patients have experienced any complications or side effects after receiving treatment with EPAT.

EPAT vs. EWST Treatment

EPAT is not the same as EWST treatment, which uses the same sound wave concept but is an older version of the technology. While EWST patients need anesthesia in order to tolerate the procedure, EPAT is uses a more advanced, refined technology to allows patients to undergo treatment comfortably, without the use of anesthesia.

Weil Foot & Ankle Institute near Merrillville, IN has been successfully performing sound wave treatments since 2000. Our clinicians participated in three FDA studies on sound wave technology, as well as multiple clinical studies. Our research shows a greater than 80% success rate in treating plantar fasciitis and other tendon problems related to the ankle and foot. Full clinical benefits tend to be fully achieved about 2-3 months following the procedure.

Merrillville, IN podiatrist, Dr. Lowell Weil Jr., served as the President of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment from 2009 to 2010, culminating in Weil Foot &Ankle Institute’s hosting the 10th Annual ISMST Scientific Congress in June 2010.

Cost Of Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Cost depends upon the location of a patient’s pain and the time needed to treat a given condition. Many insurance companies will cover the cost of your EPAT treatment.

Learn More About How Our Podiatrists In Merrillville, IN, Can Help You With EPAT

If you have any additional questions about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT), call one of our convenient podiatry offices near Merrillville, IN. We will be happy to provide you with all the information that you need. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! Our podiatrists offer the best podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN..

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot
Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)
Award-Winning Podiatrists &
Foot Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)


  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

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  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

    - F. Kilduff
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  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

    - Sen D.
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  • "Excellent care, great doctors! Recommend highly."

    - George G.
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  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

    - Robert K.
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  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

    - F. Kilduff
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

    - Sen D.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Excellent care, great doctors! Recommend highly."

    - George G.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

    - Robert K.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

    - F. Kilduff
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

    - Sen D.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Excellent care, great doctors! Recommend highly."

    - George G.
    best merrillville podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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Update (4/8/2020):

We are requiring patients and anyone accompanying them to arrive for their appointment with a face covering, (such as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, handmade mask or other) that covers their nose and mouth already in place.  If they or their guests arrive without one, they will be asked to return to their car to put one on or reschedule their appointment.  We are unable to issue surgical masks to patients at this time.  As such, beginning on the morning of April 8th, we will require patients and visitors to arrive for their appointment already wearing a face covering.

Dear Patient,

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