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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (EPAT)

Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Cedar Grove, NJ

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a great option to reduce scar tissue, improve blood flow, improve mobility and encourage healing with little downtime.  It can be used as a Noninvasive treatment to Plantar Fasciitis,  Achilles Tendonitis, sprains, strains and other types of tendinitis or foot pain.


What is ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy)?

ESWT is a non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA, using acoustic pressure waves which penetrate to a certain depth to encourage healing of acute and chronic conditions. This technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing of damaged tissue.  

What disorders can be treated?

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life.

Areas include:

  • Foot and heel pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis
  • Peroneal tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Chronic sprains
  • Neuromas
  • Trigger points

What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment sessions take about 5-10 minutes and generally require 4-5 weekly treatment sessions.