Walk-In Care for Muscle Strains & Sprains in Southington, CT
Nothing ruins a morning run or pick-up basketball game faster than an unwelcomed muscle strain or joint sprain. Thankfully, you don’t have to trudge to a costly emergency room to find immediate, walk-in treatment when PhysicianOne Urgent Care is right around the corner. Our urgent care center in Southington, Connecticut, is open 365 days per year during convenient hours and welcomes walk-in patients with non-life-threatening health concerns, such as routine sports injuries.
Muscle Strains vs. Sprains: What’s the Difference?
“Strains” and “sprains” are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between these two common injuries. A strain refers to tearing or overstretching of muscles or tendons, while a sprain describes tearing or overstretching in the ligaments that join bone ends together to form a joint. A few of the most widely seen strains and sprains include ankle sprains, hamstring strains, and low back strains.
If you experience any of the following signs of a muscle strain or sprain, consider visiting PhysicianOne Urgent Care for professional evaluation and medical treatment:
- Localized pain
- Reduced flexibility
- Limited range of motion
- Bruising (sprains)
- Muscle spasms (strains)
While you’re waiting to be seen by a medical professional, be sure to avoid placing weight on the affected area and use an ice pack to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Find Fast Relief
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here to provide easily accessible treatment for muscle strains, sprains, minor burns, simple fractures, cuts, and other non-emergency injuries. Visit us in Southington today!