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Treating Your Hip Pain with Noninvasive EPAT

Treating Your Hip Pain with Noninvasive EPAT

While hip pain might be less common than other types of chronic pain, like back pain, it’s no less of a problem. Because it can make both sitting and walking uncomfortable, hip pain can keep you from the things you love while simultaneously making it a challenge to rest or relax. If you’re living with chronic hip discomfort, you’ve probably searched long and hard for relief. 

The good news is that as medical science advances, new treatments become available all the time. That means you have choices well beyond invasive procedures like a hip replacement. And one of the latest and most exciting is available right here at Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. Dr. Halina Snowball offers extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT®) for hip pain. Read on to learn more.

How this technology works

EPAT is a type of shockwave treatment. It’s also called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

This groundbreaking treatment uses pressure waves to support your body’s healing processes and improve circulation in the treated area. During your EPAT appointment, Dr. Snowball moves the applicator over your hip in a circular motion, allowing the shockwaves to penetrate through your skin into the tissue below. 

EPAT is a completely noninvasive treatment. You won’t need any anesthesia to get EPAT and you won’t have to worry about downtime afterward. 

Generally, Dr. Snowball recommends several EPAT sessions spaced strategically apart to support healing in your hip. 

You might experience immediate pain relief after your EPAT appointment, but it takes time for you to feel the full effects. That’s because the treatment stimulates regeneration in your hip, and it takes time for your body to remodel the treated tissue. Most people see some relief within a month, and the full results within three months. 

What EPAT can treat 

Because this shockwave treatment can trigger regeneration in your tissue, it’s effective for treating several different causes of hip pain, including:

In other words, this treatment is effective for a range of the most common causes of chronic hip pain. If you’re living with hip discomfort and want to find relief with a noninvasive, no-downtime treatment, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Snowball if EPAT could be right for you.

To learn more about this exciting new treatment or to have Dr. Snowball personalize a hip pain relief plan for you, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.

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