At Podiatry Center of Eastern CT, Donna Boccelli, DPM, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot problems. We understand the negative impact that foot pain and impaired function creates in our daily activities which is why Dr. Boccelli utilizes cutting edge treatment methods to alleviate your pain so you may resume all of the activities you enjoy. We integrate regenerative medicine into our treatment plan as well as provide non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment options.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine is the branch of medicine focused on the replacement or regeneration of defective tissue with new healthy tissue. Regenerative medicine can be used to treat many different painful foot conditions. There are many aspects to this area and Dr. Boccelli can provide you the commonly used regenerative medical treatments or products that are available to resolve your pain. Many patients are not able to take time off from work due to their occupation or life is just too busy to allow for any downtime so a treatment with little to no downtime is often preferred. One example of regenerative medicine is Extracorporeal Activation Treatment or EPAT.
Extracorporeal Activation Treatment (EPAT) Therapy for Foot Pain
EPAT, also known as Shockwave Treatment, is a FDA approved, highly effective, non-surgical, office based treatment for acute and chronic heel pain, also known as, plantar fasciits/ heel spur syndrome. The treatment is also used to treat other painful conditions in the foot as well and over 80 percent of patients report less pain or no pain after treatment.
How EPAT works
The doctor directs low frequency sound waves, also known as shock waves, at the injured area through a hand held applicator. The shock waves penetrate deep into the soft tissues, stimulating blood flow, accelerating the body's natural healing process. The treatment is performed in the office and only lasts a few minutes. The number of treatments needed will depend on the condition being treated.
The benefits of EPAT
- No anesthesia/ No injections
- No incision means no risk of infection
- Immediate weight bearing/ No "down time"
- No side effects
- No hospital stay
Dr. Boccelli is trained in providing EPAT treatment. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Boccelli if you are interested in learning more about this or other regenerative medical treatments to see if it can help alleviate your foot pain.
Common Foot Problems
At Podiatry Center of Eastern CT we provide comprehensive treatment for the following common foot problems:
- Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel Spur Syndrome
- Plantar Fibromatosis
- Hallux Limitus/Rigidus
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Tarsal Tunnel
- Arthritic Conditions
- Ankle Sprain
- Arch Disorders: Flat Feet/ High Arches
- Surgical Correction of Painful Foot Problems
- Ingrown Toenails
Diabetic Foot Care
At Podiatry Center of Eastern CT we provide comprehensive treatment for the following foot problems related to diabetes:
At Podiatry Center of Eastern CT we provide comprehensive treatment for the following skin conditions related to the foot:
At Podiatry Center of Eastern CT we provide comprehensive treatment for the following foot injuries: