Foot Sprains and Strains Treatment in Upper East Side, NYC


Foot sprains and strains services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

One of the most common injuries to the foot are sprains and strains which affect the ligaments (sprains) and muscles or tendons (strains). A sprain refers to when ligaments are stretched or torn due to excessive force or twisting. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is excessively stretched or torn. These injuries usually occur during accidents, sports activities, or from overuse.

Best Foot Sprains and Strains Treatment NYC

Aire Podiatry Studio is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide comprehensive care for sprains and strains.

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Foot Sprains and Strains

Symptoms of foot sprains and strains can include:

  • Pain: Ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain at the site of the injury.
  • Swelling: Swelling to the injured area often with bruising is common. 
  • Limited range of motion: Pain and swelling may make moving so painful that you cannot tolerate motion to the site. 
  • Tenderness: Touching the injured area causes discomfort or pain
  • Instability: Ligaments and tendons help with stability so when these structures are injured it can result in an inability to bear weight. 
  • Muscle spasms: Cramps and muscle spasms can occur at the strained areas. 

What Should You Seek Care for a Sprain and/or Strain?

Medical attention is recommended if you think you have a foot sprain or strain. 

Consult a podiatrist if you experience:

  • An inability to bear weight on the injured foot or severe pain.
  • Have swelling, bruising, or deformity in the foot.
  • Have persistent pain, swelling, or limited movement after a day or two of rest.
  • Have a history of sprains or strains.
  • Suspect a serious injury.
  • Experience numbness or tingling in the foot.

Treatment Options for Sprains and Strains

Treatment focuses on reducing pain, swelling, and promoting healing. Options may include:

  • Rest and immobilization: Resting and using assistive devices like crutches can prevent further strain or stress on the injured area.
  • Ice therapy: 20 minutes of icing the injured are per hour can help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Compression: An elastic bandage can provide support and help with swelling control when applied to the injured foot. 
  • Elevation: Keeping the injured foot elevated can help reduce swelling by encouraging fluids to drain away from the injured area.
  • Pain management: Over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Physical therapy: Gentle exercises and stretches can promote healing, strengthen surrounding muscles, and improve flexibility.
  • Bracing or splinting: If the injury is severe, a brace or splint may be needed to stabilize the injured area.
  • Massage and heat: Gentle massage and heat therapy is used to relax muscles and promote vascular circulation.

Foot Sprains and Strains Treatment in NYC: Finding the Right Specialist

Tailored treatment plans are essential for effective recovery from foot sprains and strains. Consulting a podiatrist is important to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Adhering to the recommended treatment plan can lead to a successful recovery and minimize the risk of complications.

Foot Sprains and Strains Treatment Upper East Side NYC

Don’t wait for your foot sprain to get worse. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.
Suffering from other foot problems? We treat a wide range of issues covering sports injuries, achilles tendonitis and bunions. Our friendly team of specialists are ready and waiting to help you heal.

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