Muscle Strain Treatment in Orlando, FL

Muscle Strain Treatment Orlando FL

What is a strain, and when does it require treatment? This type of injury occurs when a muscle or tendon—a band of fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone—is overstretched, sometimes to the point of tearing. An acute strain can result from a single event, such as a bout of heavy lifting. A chronic strain can develop gradually through repetitive movements, such as using a computer or running. While strains can affect any part of the body, these injuries frequently occur in the neck, shoulders, hands, low back, and thighs.

Home treatment may be sufficient for a mild to moderate muscle strain, which may heal on its own within several weeks. On the other hand, professional medical treatment may be required for a severe muscle strain, which can take several months or longer to completely heal.

What Are the Symptoms of a Muscle Strain?

Depending on the severity of the injury, a muscle strain may cause:

  • Localized pain, swelling, stiffness, or tenderness
  • Skin redness or bruising
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms

What Does Muscle Strain Treatment Involve?

In most cases, muscle strain treatment begins with traditional PRICE therapy, which involves:

  • Protection of the injury to prevent further damage
  • Rest and activity modifications to avoid painful movements
  • Ice applications for 20 minutes at a time to reduce swelling as needed
  • Compression of the injury with an elastic bandage
  • Elevation of the injured limb above heart level

Additionally, an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen may be taken as needed.

When to See a Physician for Muscle Strain Treatment

If muscle strain symptoms persist or worsen despite PRICE therapy and other home remedies, it is best to seek professional medical attention. Additionally, it is important to see a physician right away if the pain becomes intolerable or numbness or tingling sensations occur.

If you’re a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, you can receive muscle strain treatment and other primary health care services from our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. Contact us today to learn more or request an appointment with Dr. Muzzi.

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“My husband and I were in search of a new physician when my neighbor mentioned that we should meet Dr Toni Muzzinigro who was a “Direct Primary Care” physician. We were not familiar with the term and were very intrigued. We made an initial appointment with her and learned so many things that we didn’t think existed anymore. Her main focus is on the patient and not the insurance companies! When she doesn’t have to worry about the bureaucracy and red tape of insurance companies, she has so much more time to listen to the patient and come up with a truly great level of care. The patient comes first and foremost. Our initial appointment was so thorough. She wanted to know every aspect of our past records. I felt like she really cared about us and her main goal was to keep us as healthy as possible. During our annual appointments, Dr. Muzzi schedules enough time to go over every concern you may have. Her explanations of test results are very thorough, and she is very knowledgeable of up to date medical breakthroughs. There have been some times during the year that we needed a doctor’s advice quickly. She is available to us basically 24/7. You can get in touch with her via phone, text, or video conferencing. Many things can be handled in a quick and timely manner. However, if there is a need to see her personally, getting in to see her doesn’t take weeks. Usually, you can make an appointment the very next day. How comforting is it to know that your doctor is always available to you and truly cares about your wellbeing! That is worth its weight in gold! Her staff are an added bonus! They run the office efficiently and take care of any other needs we may have. Another great advantage is that Dr. Muzzi has a network of specialists, labs, and resources available to us and at a discounted rate and free generic prescriptions. Personally, we like the fact that someone can help us navigate the medical system and direct us in the right direction. I simply can’t say enough. Dr. Muzzi has become our doctor as well as a good friend. She will always have our best interest at heart and her main goal is to provide the highest level of care. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Muzzi and Optimum Direct Care.”

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