An Urgent Care Offering Treatment for Muscle Strains in Franklin, MA

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Are you worried that you might have pulled a muscle? This type of injury is incredibly common and occurs when a muscle or tendon either stretches too far or tears, often as a result of improper use or overexertion. Fortunately, if you’re in Franklin, Massachusetts, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care to treat a muscle strain.

What Are the Signs of a Muscle Strain?

One of the hallmark symptoms of a muscle strain is sudden localized pain. Rather than gradually developing, the pain is usually felt immediately and may worsen when the muscle is contracted. Other muscle strain symptoms include:

  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Muscle spasms

What Does Muscle Strain Treatment Involve?

Treatment for a muscle strain will vary from one patient to another based on factors such as the location and severity of the strain and the patient’s overall condition. With that being said, muscle strain treatment commonly involves:

  • Taking pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Periodically icing the injured muscle, then switching to heat after three days
  • Elevating the strained muscle
  • Wearing a compression bandage
  • Resting the injured muscle

In more severe cases, physical therapy or surgery may be necessary. An experienced provider will be able to recommend the treatment approach that’s right for you.

Take the First Step Toward Relief

If you’re experiencing the signs of a muscle strain, don’t hesitate to get the treatment you need. Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care today. Our Franklin office is located at 648 Old West Central Street, near Starbucks, and you can choose whether to book an appointment in advance or simply walk in whenever you have some free time. Or, if you’d rather speak to one of our skilled providers from the comfort of your own home, take advantage of our 24/7 Virtual Visits. Call us at 860-650-3848 if you have questions or require any additional information.

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