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Cumulative Trauma Disorders

Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) are a broad category of injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems which are usually caused by repetitive motion, forceful exertions, vibrations, and sustained or awkward positions. A leading provider of rehabilitation services in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest offers customized treatment to address the pain and other symptoms of CTDs, and help patients improve range of motion, strength, and endurance for quick return to work and other activities.


Both work and non-work activities may lead to and aggravate disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Also referred to as repetitive strain injuries, CTDs can affect the upper and lower back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, or fingers. Symptoms include

  • Inflammation and pain
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Burning sensation
  • Weakness
  • Clumsiness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Cracking or popping of joints
Various Types of

Cumulative Trauma


At our multispecialty healthcare center, we provide nonsurgical treatment for various types of CTDs:

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Low back disorders
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Comprehensive Nonsurgical Treatment Approach

We provide evidence-based, patient-centered, multispecialty care for musculoskeletal injuries. A thorough history, evaluation of symptoms, and physical exam will be performed to diagnose CTD. A customized treatment plan will then be developed to target the source of the trauma and resolve the symptoms. The nonsurgical modalities we use to treat CTDs are:

  • Ice and hot application
  • Ultrasound
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pain injections
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Occupational and/or physical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Exercise
  • Game Ready Cold Therapy and Compression

Our rehabilitation specialists and occupational therapists also guide patients on making activity modifications in order to prevent injury recurrence.

To learn more about our treatments or schedule a consultation, dial 718-769-2521 or send an email to We accept most major medical insurance plans including Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers Compensation.