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The Provider to Choose for Prompt Muscle Strain Treatment in Medford, MA

Picture of an older man holding the right side of his neck and frowning.Are you experiencing muscle pain and reduced range of motion? If so, chances are good that you strained a muscle. Fortunately, if you’re in Medford, Massachusetts, you won’t need to go far for treatment. PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s local immediate care center offers prompt care for muscle strains every day of the year without the need for an appointment.

What Are the Signs of a Muscle Strain?

As was mentioned above, muscle strains often cause pain, which typically develops suddenly. Other muscle strain symptoms include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle spasms

How to Treat Muscle Strains

Muscle strain treatment will depend on the severity of the strain. Individuals with mild to moderate muscle strains can often find relief from their symptoms by:

  • Taking pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Using ice/heat therapy (it’s often recommended to apply ice for the first three days after an injury, then switch to heat)
  • Elevating the injured body part
  • Wearing a compression bandage
  • Periodically resting the muscle

More severe muscle strains often require additional treatment, which might include physical therapy or even surgery. An experienced practitioner can provide you with recommendations tailored to your specific condition.

Walk-In Treatment Available

One of the benefits of choosing PhysicianOne Urgent Care for muscle strain treatment is that you don’t need to go through the hassle of making an appointment. Our Medford urgent care center—which you’ll find in the Wellington Circle Plaza—offers walk-in treatment 365 days per year with extended hours. If you’re short on time, you can check in online to save your spot in line, or book a Virtual Visit to speak with a provider from the comfort of your own home.

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