Shockwave therapy solution for musculoskeletal pain

Benefits of EPAT:

Experience Evidence-Based Healing with Non-Invasive EPAT Therapy
Discover a groundbreaking solution for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain at The Vargas Foot. Our EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) Therapy offers evidence-based, non-invasive, and non-surgical treatment options, ensuring a pain-free journey to recovery without the need for anesthesia or downtime.

Why Choose EPAT Therapy?

Evidence-Based Healing

Our EPAT Therapy is rooted in scientific evidence, providing a well-researched and proven approach to treating various musculoskeletal conditions. Count on our evidence-based practices for effective and reliable results.

Non-Invasive and Non-Surgical

Say goodbye to surgical procedures! Our non-invasive approach ensures a comfortable and safe treatment experience. With EPAT Therapy, there are no incisions, no sutures, and no prolonged recovery times.

No Anesthesia, No Downtime

Experience a pain relief process without the need for anesthesia. EPAT Therapy is designed to be gentle yet powerful, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately after each session—no downtime, no interruptions.

FDA Cleared Technology

Rest assured, the radial pressure wave/EPAT device recently purchased by The Foot Pros is FDA Cleared for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

What conditions can be treated with EPAT in Sugar Land, TX?

EPAT Therapy has demonstrated remarkable success in treating various foot and ankle conditions in Sugar Land, TX. Some of the conditions that can be effectively managed with EPAT include:
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Peroneal tendinitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis

How long does each EPAT session take and how many sessions are needed?

Each EPAT session typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the specific condition being treated. The number of sessions required may vary based on the individual’s condition and its severity. In general, most patients experience significant improvement after just three to five sessions, scheduled once a week. However, some may require additional sessions to achieve optimal results.


EPAT Therapy -Shockwave therapy solution for musculoskeletal pain

  • Non-Invasive
  • Quick: 10-minute session
  • No downtime
  • FDA cleared technology

Your Journey to Pain-Free Living Starts Here


Here are some of the most common shockwave therapy questions:

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, utilizes targeted technologies to address both chronic and acute pain, along with aesthetic concerns.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) represents an advanced and highly efficient non-invasive treatment method approved by the FDA. Grounded in a unique set of pressure waves, this proprietary technology stimulates metabolism, enhances blood circulation, and expedites the healing process.

What disorders can be treated?

EPAT® can treat a number of chronic foot and ankle conditions causing inflammation, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles tendinitis and more.

What are the expected results?

While some patients experience immediate pain relief, others may see results within a few weeks. EPAT® aims to eliminate pain, restore mobility, and improve overall quality of life. Reports indicate that over 80% of patients treated report being pain-free or experiencing significant pain reduction.

How is treatment performed?

The administration of EPAT® treatment involves a straightforward process. Initially, a coupling gel is applied to the targeted treatment area, enhancing its effectiveness. Subsequently, EPAT® pressure waves are delivered through a specialized applicator, moved in a circular motion over the designated area. These acoustic pressure waves are strategically implemented directly onto the site of injury or pain. Through this approach, EPAT® effectively breaks down lingering scar tissue and alleviates inflammation that may not have responded to other treatment options. Importantly, this therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, accelerating the overall recovery journey for the patient.

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

Sessions generally last 5-10 minutes, and a recommended course typically involves several sessions spaced weekly. Depending on the disorder being treated. Generally, at least three treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

Why consider non-invasive EPAT?

Choosing non-invasive EPAT® at Dr. Vargas’s office is the optimal decision. EPAT® offers a success rate comparable to or surpassing traditional methods like surgery, all while avoiding associated risks, complications, and extended recovery times. Administered conveniently in a physician’s office without the need for anesthesia, EPAT® allows patients to swiftly resume normal activities.

This effectiveness is complemented by the efficiency of EPAT®. Each session, lasting only five to 10 minutes, requires three to five sessions for most patients. Remarkably, many experience relief after just three treatments, with 80% of patients completing their sessions reporting either being pain-free or having a significant reduction in pain levels. This combination of effectiveness and efficiency makes EPAT® the best choice for individuals seeking a non-invasive and swift solution for musculoskeletal pain at Dr. Vargas’s office.

What are the possible side effects or complications?

EPAT® is known for its minimal risks and side effects. Some patients may experience minor discomfort, often resolving within a few days. It’s not uncommon to have residual pain after intense exercise.

Always consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific condition.

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Client Testimonials

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Helen H.
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I cannot fault my experience here. It was my first time at a foot specialist. Dr Marcielo was delightful, proficient and talked me gently through the procedure. Melanie the nurse was equally kind and caring. They even called me the next day to check on me. First class!
Claudia Q.
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Dr Vargas gave me back my health... my foot was very painful that i could barely walk and I couldn’t even drive. He recommended 8 laser treatments and orthotics and after the 3rd laser treatment I was able to drive. The orthotics he gave me are amazing!!! That is all I use in all my shoes now.
Robin C.
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Staff is always professional and personal. I've been going there for about 10 yrs now and I have always been happy with all results. Dr. Vargas and associates are always thorough and listen to my explanations. Thank you all
Sam B.
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Dr. Vargas and all his staff from the front desk to the back office have always been very professional and very helpful and doing all with a smile. Thank you Dr. Vargas to you and all your staff
Larry J.
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This was my first time visit. They came highly recommended and I will be coming back for my complete foot care going forward. Great service.
Mery V.
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Best Doctor in Houston! Thanks Dr Vargas for the surgical intervention, for you I am already walking. Everyone in your office is super nice and super quick to serve me. Super clean office. Really the knowledge of the Doctor is the best. A bilingual Dr who speaks perfect my Spanish language. I recommend it.