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Muscle Strains

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, though they most often happen in the lower back or hamstring. Most muscle strains heal quickly and do not require medical treatment.

If you have experienced a muscle injury, visit Bayside Urgent Care. We have the diagnostic equipment, and our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening conditions.

Located in Clearwater, Florida, we’re open seven days a week, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. We’re always accepting new patients, and no appointments are necessary.

What are Common Causes of a Muscle Infection?

A muscle strain occurs when a muscle is overstretched or torn. This can happen because of fatigue, improper use of the muscle, or overwork.

Though they can worsen through specific forms of repetitive action, muscle strains usually occur when someone falls, moves the wrong way, gets hit, or lifts something heavy.

What are Symptoms of Muscle Strains?

Even though muscle strains affect ligaments and muscles or tendons differently, the symptoms are very similar. When a muscle is strained, patients will typically feel -- or see -- one or more of the following:

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Stiffness

  • Limited movement

  • Lingering soreness

  • Weakness

  • Discoloration

  • Swelling

  • Muscle spasms

How Can Urgent Care Treat Muscle Strains?

Mild to moderate muscle strains can easily be treated at home with proper care and first aid. However, more severe muscle strains require immediate attention from a medical professional.

Untreated muscle strains can lead to long-term joint pain and muscle weakness. These injuries should be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as they occur.

What to Bring When You Visit?

To make the most out of your visit to Bayside Urgent Care Center, please bring a list of any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and 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, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you are feeling under the weather and suspect the flu, visit our office or call.

Open 7 days a week ● No Appointment Needed ● Online Registration
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you experience very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.

Find Us

Bayside Urgent Care Center

1001 S Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 101

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone. 727-441-5044

Fax. 727-441-5008


Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 6pm