Muscle Strain Diagnosis & Treatment for Patients in Waltham, MA

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If you’ve injured a muscle in Waltham, Massachusetts, or the surrounding area, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Founded in 2008 and led by a team of board-certified physicians, we proudly offer walk-in care for muscle strains and a variety of other injuries and illnesses.

Signs of a Muscle Strain

A muscle strain (also known as a pulled muscle) develops when a muscle or a tendon either overstretches or tears. This often occurs due to improper use or overexertion. When someone strains a muscle, they may experience a sudden onset of pain. Additional symptoms include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness

Muscle Strain Treatment Options

You’re probably wondering how to treat a muscle strain. You’ll be glad to know that muscle strain recovery can often be accomplished using the following treatment methods:

  • Periodically resting the muscle
  • Taking pain or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Using ice/heat therapy
  • Wearing a compression bandage
  • Elevating the muscle

If these techniques fail to provide relief, additional treatment may be required, such as physical therapy or surgery.

Get the Help You Need

If you suspect that you have a muscle strain, don’t wait any longer to seek treatment—visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Waltham location at 1019 Trapelo Road, next to Starbucks. We’re open 365 days per year with extended hours. Although we have an online check-in system available for patients who want to reserve their spot in line, we don’t require appointments, so you can stop in whenever it’s most convenient for you. Or, if you’d prefer to avoid leaving the house, you can take advantage of our Virtual Visits.

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