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Muscle Strain Treatment for Patients of All Ages in Norwalk, CT

A muscle strain happens when a muscle is stretched past its limits and/or torn. Also called a pulled muscle, these injuries typically occur in the lower back, hamstrings, shoulders, and neck. When it happens, you’ll likely experience pain, soreness, and a limited range of movement. Pulled muscles can also cause bruising, swelling, weakness, and stiffness. Muscle strains typically do not require professional medical treatment—simply rest the injured muscle and ice it for 20 minutes once an hour. If the muscle is swollen, wrapping it in an elastic bandage can help as well.

Why Do Muscle Strains Occur?

There are many causes of muscle strains, but usually, it’s due to improperly or overusing the muscle. While those engaging in athletic activities are at greater risk of pulling a muscle, even simply reaching down to pick up a box off the floor can result in injury. The best ways to prevent muscle strains include:

  • Warming up properly before physical activity and stretching afterward to prevent stiffness
  • Maintaining good posture throughout the day, both while you are standing and sitting
  • Bending at the knees and lifting with your legs when you need to pick something up from the floor
  • Wearing properly fitting shoes when exercising

Muscle Strain Treatment at PhysicianOne Urgent Care

If you’ve pulled a muscle and the pain hasn’t subsided after a week, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwalk, Connecticut, for muscle strain treatment. You may also want to seek professional medical attention if you heard a popping sound during the injury or have significant swelling or bruising. We’ll evaluate your condition and then offer a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include a splint, crutches, or physical therapy.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwalk is open seven days per week with extended hours, and you never need an appointment. Simply walk right into our urgent care center, and we’ll provide the muscle strain treatment you need.

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