Shock Wave Therapy for Morton’s Neuroma
We have started using a type of shock wave therapy called Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology or EPAT®. We use EPAT specifically for post Morton’s neuroma surgery pain. EPAT has recently been shown to be quite effective when used in Morton’s neuroma. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology uses high frequency sound waves that are directed at the neuroma to help breakdown scar tissue and promote healing.
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.