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Comprehensive Treatment for Sprains and Strains at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our experienced foot doctor specialize in the effective treatment of sprains and strains, helping you recover quickly and safely.

Understanding Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues of the body. While they are similar, they affect different parts of the body:

  • Sprains involve ligaments, which connect bones together and can be caused by twisting or pulling a joint.
  • Strains affect muscles or tendons, which connect muscles to bones, and are usually the result of overstretching or overusing a muscle.

Symptoms of Sprains and Strains

  • Pain and tenderness in the affected area
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Limited flexibility and range of motion
  • In severe cases, inability to use the affected limb

Our Treatments for Sprains and Strains

Initial Care (RICE Method):

  • Rest: Avoid using the affected area to prevent further injury.
  • Ice: Apply ice to reduce swelling and numb the pain.
  • Compression: Use an elastic bandage to compress the area, which helps reduce swelling.
  • Elevation: Keep the injured area elevated above the level of the heart to help reduce swelling.

Physical Therapy:

  • Customized exercises to restore movement and strength to the injured area.


  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to manage pain and reduce inflammation.

Advanced Therapies:

  • Ultrasound therapy, laser treatment, or electrical stimulation to promote healing in severe cases.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists have extensive experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle injuries, including sprains and strains.
  • Personalized Care: We tailor treatments based on your specific condition and recovery goals.
  • Advanced Techniques: We use the latest in medical technology to ensure quick and effective recovery.
  • Comprehensive Support: From diagnosis through full recovery, we provide guidance and support every step of the way.

Book Your Consultation for Sprain and Strain Treatment Today

Don’t let a sprain or strain keep you sidelined. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour,  and begin your journey back to full health and activity.


Frequently Asked Questions about Sprains and Strains

Q1: What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

A1: A sprain is an injury to the ligaments, the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to each other within a joint. It usually occurs when a joint is twisted or overstretched. A strain, on the other hand, is an injury to a muscle or a tendon, which connects muscles to bones. It happens due to overstretching or overexertion of the muscle or tendon.

Q2: What are the common symptoms of sprains and strains?

A2: Common symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and limited ability to move the affected joint or muscle. In more severe cases, there may be visible deformity or difficulty using the affected area at all.

Q3: How are sprains and strains treated?

A3: Initial treatment often follows the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications may be used to reduce pain and swelling. Physical therapy is also commonly recommended to help restore and strengthen the affected area.

Q4: How long does it take to recover from a sprain or strain?

A4: Recovery time can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury. Minor sprains and strains may heal within a few weeks, while more severe injuries could take several months to fully recover. Following your treatment plan and attending physical therapy can help speed up the recovery process.

Q5: Can sprains and strains be prevented?

A5: While not all sprains and strains can be prevented, you can reduce your risk by warming up properly before physical activity, wearing appropriate footwear, and avoiding sudden increases in the intensity of your activities. Strengthening exercises and improving flexibility also help stabilize the joints and muscles, reducing the risk of injury.

Q6: When should I see a doctor for a sprain or strain?

A6: You should seek medical attention if you experience severe pain, cannot put weight on the area, or if the pain and swelling worsen over time. Also, if you heard a “pop” sound at the time of injury or if the joint appears deformed, you should see a doctor immediately.

Q7: Are there any long-term effects of sprains and strains?

A7: Most people recover fully from sprains and strains without long-term effects. However, severe or repeatedly injured joints may develop chronic pain or instability. Early and appropriate treatment reduces the risk of such complications.

Q8: Is ice or heat better for treating a sprain or strain?

A8: Ice is recommended for the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury to reduce swelling and numb pain. After this period, both ice and heat can be used depending on what feels more soothing to you. Heat may help relax and loosen tissues and stimulate blood flow to the area.

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