Muscle Strains

Prompt Treatment for Muscle Strains in Brookfield, CT

Muscle Strains Brookfield CT

Did you recently feel a twinge in your lower back as you carried some heavy boxes down from your attic? Maybe you forgot to bend at your knees while lifting. Or, did you sense a “pop” in your calf muscle during your morning jog? Perhaps you were pressed for time and skipped your warm-up. In either case, you most likely strained a muscle.

A strain occurs when a muscle is overstretched and some of its fibers tear. Muscle strains are common injuries that can often be prevented if you use proper form and techniques when lifting and exercising. But it’s easy to forget, and if you do, PhysicianOne Urgent Care has your back. We offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for muscle strains and other non-life-threatening injuries at our walk-in urgent care center in Brookfield, Connecticut.

Signs of a Muscle Strain

Although you can potentially “pull” virtually any muscle in your body, strains most commonly affect the hamstrings, lower back, shoulders, and neck. The symptoms of a muscle strain can include:

  • Muscle pain, even at rest
  • Intensified pain when using the affected muscle
  • Bruising, swelling, and redness at the injury site
  • Muscle weakness

When to See a Medical Provider

Muscle strains can vary widely in severity. If you only have mild discomfort, you may be able to treat your injury at home with rest and ice applications. However, you should seek medical attention if your pain persists after 24 hours of at-home treatment or if you have:

  • Unbearable pain
  • Significant swelling around the injured area
  • Broken skin at the injury site
  • Difficulty walking
  • Fever

Once your diagnosis is confirmed, your provider can suggest a tailored treatment plan to help you manage your muscle strain as it heals. Some options include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxers, or targeted physical therapy.

You are welcome to visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Brookfield for prompt muscle strain treatment. Contact us to learn more, or stop by at your convenience.

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