Urgent Care for Muscle Strains
Muscle strains can be inconvenient and sometimes quite painful. They can occur in the fingers, ankles, wrists, knees, or feet. However, they most often happen in the lower back or back of your thighs (also called hamstrings). Most muscle strains heal quickly and do not require medical treatment.
If you have experienced a muscle injury, visit Bayside Urgent Care. Our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening conditions.
We are located in Clearwater, Florida, and we’re always accepting new patients. No appointments are necessary.
What are Common Causes?
A muscle strain occurs when a muscle is stretched too far or torn. This can happen because of fatigue, improper use of the muscle, or overwork.
Muscle strains usually occur when someone falls, moves the wrong way, gets hit, or lifts something heavy. Additionally, these pulled muscles can worsen when forced to work repetitively.
What are Symptoms?
When a muscle is strained, patients will typically feel — or see — one or more of the following:
- Limited movement
- Lingering soreness
- Muscle spasms
What Treatments are Available?
You can treat mild to moderate muscle strains at home with proper care and first aid. However, more serious pulled muscles require immediate attention from a medical professional.
Untreated, these injuries can lead to long-term joint pain and muscle weakness. Have a medical professional evaluate the damage as soon as it occurs. That is to say, it’s best to take action early to prevent additional harm to those muscles.
What Should You Bring When You Visit?
Make the most out of your visit and bring a list of any medications you take. Also, include vitamins and supplements you use. Let us know of any past illnesses and surgeries. Lastly, we need your primary doctor’s phone number and address in case we need to transfer records.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers.If you are underinsured, uninsured, or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced, and we offer flexible payment plans.
Choose Bayside Urgent Care for Muscle Strains
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, and Tampa. If you are experiencing symptoms detailed above, visit our office or call.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.