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Does EPAT hurt?

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EPAT is a non-invasive treatment for many types of tendon and ligament conditions.  Because it is non-invasive, there is no need for injections/needles/incisions.  For this reason, in most instances, people tolerate EPAT treatments very well.  Because the technology uses pulses of energy, some people will describe a feeling of discomfort from the energy as it leaves the probe.  People have described this as a repetitive tapping feeling.  Because 3 treatments are recommended, people tend to tolerate each successive treatment more easily because they have gotten used to the feeling!  There are a number of people who have been dealing with plantar fasciitis (as an example) for a long time, and have undergone cortisone injections.  These people agree that they would take EPAT over an injection any day!