A sprain is an injury to a ligament, while a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Though these appear to be similar, a strain is more serious and painful and may take longer to heal. An established healthcare center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest provides effective treatment for strain and sprain that can increase strength and restore normal joint function.
Strains and sprains typically occur at joints such as wrists, ankles and knees because these areas are subject to rapid shifting movements. Factors that cause these injuries include inadequate flexibility, poor muscle strength or endurance, muscle imbalance and muscle fatigue. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and decreased range of motion.
Sprain/Strain Treatment Options
Our team of chiropractors, physical therapists, and pain management specialists utilize advanced treatment options to help patients return to a comfortable and pain-free life as quickly as possible. Based on the injury type, X-rays or MRI will be recommended to determine the exact extent of the injury.
- Game Ready Cold Therapy - Similar to the RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, elevation) that helps to reduce swelling and pain, we offer cold compression treatment with Game Ready cold therapy system that is a great option for all types of muscle sprains and strains. Game Ready features patented ACCEL™ (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) technology that combines active compression and cold therapies in one revolutionary treatment system, thus helping patients heal faster and recover better. Its cold compression wraps are available for virtually every part of the body including the spine, hand and wrist, ankle, knee, elbow, and shoulder.
- Chiropractic Care - Chiropractic adjustments help to promote healing of the injured area and strengthen them so that any chance of future injuries is reduced. Our chiropractors apply the adjustments with gentle pressure and minimal force and you will experience a great feeling of relief and sudden improvement in your condition.
- Pain-relieving Drugs -
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – Naproxen, and Ibuprofen help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling
- Muscle relaxants
- Physical Therapy - Physical therapy can help the tissue heal as well as retain and strengthen the muscles and tendons. Our physical therapist utilizes hands-on techniques to restore joint mobility. The exercise programs we recommend will help to prevent stiffness and increase strength. Other treatments provided include:
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Exercise programs and injury prevention
- Traction therapy
To schedule an appointment for our sprain/strain treatment, contact us at 718-769-2521 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. We accept Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation as well as most major medical insurance plans.