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Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

An established pain management center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest provides treatment for a wide range of sporting injuries, including ankle sprains. A sprained ankle occurs when one or more ligaments on the outer side of the ankle get stretched or torn when the ankle turns or twists in an awkward way. Our treatment is focused on preventing chronic pain, instability, and other long-term problems, and helping patients return to work, sports or other activities.

Symptoms

Depending on how the injury to the ankle occurred and impact of the force, the ligaments may stretch beyond their normal length or tear. The result is pain and swelling which restrict range of motion and make movement difficult and sometimes, impossible.

Smooth Recovery with Effective Treatment

Sprains are classified according to severity depending on how many ligaments are injured. After a detailed medical evaluation, our physicians will recommend the appropriate ankle sprain treatment depending on the nature of the injury. X-rays or an MRI scan may be used to rule out broken bones in the ankle or foot. At HealthQuest, the goals of the treatment for an ankle sprain is to

  • Protect and reduce swelling of the injured ankle
  • Restore the ankle's flexibility, range of motion and strength
  • Enable gradual return to routine activity and sport

Based on whether the sprain is mild or severe, the treatment plan will include a few or more of the following options:

  • Ice application
  • Splinting/casting
  • Ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Physical therapy with range-of-motion and stretching/strengthening exercises
  • Game Ready cold compression therapy
  • Rehabilitation program
  • Foot Levelers Orthotics

For details on our treatments for sports injuries, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com.