Sprains and strains grind your normal routine — and your daily comfort — to a halt. If you’re facing debilitating discomfort, it pays to have multidisciplinary treatment specialists on your side that can help you Get Better Faster. We’ll accurately diagnose your ailment and create an effective plan to relieve pain and prevent injury down the line.

NJ Spine and Wellness offers treatment for sprains and strains throughout our clinics in New Jersey, including:

Treatment for Strained Muscles

Our sprains and strains experts offer treatment for strained muscles, including:

Strained Hamstring Tendon Treatment

A hamstring injury occurs when you strain or pull one or more of your hamstring muscles — the group of muscles that run along the back of the thigh. You may be more likely to sustain a hamstring injury if you participate in high-intensity sports such as soccer, football, tennis, or other activities that involve sprinting and sudden stops and starts. Rest, ice, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are often all that’s needed to relieve pain and swelling. However, surgical treatment for a strained hamstring muscle or tendon may be recommended.

Strained Calf Muscle Treatment

A pulled calf muscle, also regarded as a calf muscle strain, occurs when the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles in your calf get overstretched. These help you flex and bend your foot, ankle, and knee — but a strain can cause pain and prevent you from engaging in activities such as running and jumping. A severely pulled calf muscle may result in partial or complete tears. At that point, treatment for the strained calf muscle may require surgery.

Treatment for Sprains

Treatments for sprains offered by our specialists include:

Sprained Knee Treatment

The vast majority of sprained knee treatments involve non-surgical procedures that focus on completely restoring the knee’s full strength, including physical therapy, weight training, and stretching for flexibility. In the event of a severe knee sprain, surgery may be recommended to repair the damaged ligament(s). Typically, a knee ligament surgical repair is done arthroscopically — a minimally invasive approach.

Treatment for Sprained Ankles

Treatment for a sprained ankle is dependent on the injury’s severity; if the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method proves unfruitful, orthopedic care specialists can recommend several options to promote healing of the ligament and function of the ankle. These include crutches, ankle support braces, and other devices, as well as physical therapy to restore the ankle’s range of motion, strength, and stability.

In rare cases, surgery is performed if the injury does not heal or the ankle remains unstable after physical therapy and rehabilitative exercise.

Sprains and Strains Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between sprains and strains?

Many use the terms sprain and strain interchangeably. While the injuries are similar — both involve overstretching or tearing the soft tissue around a joint — there is a difference between the two.

  • Sprains affect ligaments that connect bones in a joint.
  • Strains affect muscles and the tendons that attach muscles to the bones in a joint

What are the signs of sprains and strains?

Symptoms of a sprain include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to use the joint

In addition to pain and swelling, symptoms of a strain include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Cramping
  • Difficulty moving

If you’re facing the above afflictions, turn to a sprains and strains treatment specialist as soon as possible

What are the common causes of sprains and strains?

Common sports injuries, many sprains occur when the body suddenly changes directions or you collide with another player. You can also sustain a sprain or strain during a slip and fall accident while lifting a heavy object or by overexerting yourself. Additionally, repetitive motion can lead to sprains and strains.

The risk of these injuries is higher if you are new to exercise, do not warm up adequately, or use improper shoes or other equipment.

Contact Our Sprains and Strains Treatment Specialists in New Jersey

If you’re facing a sprain or strain, don’t ignore it — if it doesn’t heal correctly, you increase your risk of future injury. For more information about receiving sprains and strains treatment at any of our NJ locations — including East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan, and Old Bridge — get in touch with our specialists or schedule an appointment today.