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Treating Muscle Strains at Our Urgent Care Center in Groton, CT

Picture of a woman holding the right side of her neck.When you need prompt treatment for a muscle strain, turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. The skilled providers at our Groton, Connecticut, immediate care center have extensive experience treating this type of injury, and they’re available to see patients 365 days per year.

Muscle Strain Symptoms

A muscle strain (commonly referred to as a pulled muscle) occurs when a muscle or tendon overstretches or tears, often due to overexertion or improper use. Some of the signs of a muscle strain include:

  • Sudden pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness

Although any muscle can become strained, some of the most common areas include the neck, shoulders, lower back, and hamstrings.

Muscle Strain Treatment

If you suspect that you strained a muscle, you likely want to know how to treat it. In many cases, muscle strains can be treated by:

  • Taking pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Periodically icing the muscle for the first three days after the injury (after that time, you should switch to heat)
  • Wearing a compression bandage
  • Elevating the muscle
  • Periodically resting the muscle

More severe muscle strains will require professional treatment, which might include physical therapy or surgery.

Visit Us Today

If you need treatment for a muscle strain in Groton or a nearby area, you won’t need to wait long. PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers walk-in treatment at our local immediate care center. Stop in today at 220 Route 12, in the Groton Square Shopping Center. No appointment is needed, but you can check in online ahead of time, if desired. Or, if you’d prefer to speak with a provider from the comfort of your own home, schedule a Virtual Visit.

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