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Sprains, Strains & Joint Pain

About this service

Sprains, strains and joint pain are very common. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments. A strain is usually referred to as a "pulled muscle." Back pain is one of the most common types of muscle strain. Joint pain is often caused by an injury to the tissue which connects bones. We can assess for injury and recommend treatments to help you heal and reduce pain.

What to know before your visit

MinuteClinic® does not offer the following services:

  • X-ray, MRI or CT scan
  • Prescriptions for narcotic pain medicine

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:

  • Inability to bear weight
  • Weakness or fever
  • Coldness or numbness of the hands or leg
  • History or joint surgery or blunt trauma

What to expect at your visit

  1. Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.* No appointment necessary.
  2. Your practitioner will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
  3. Your practitioner may conduct needed testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. Visit our Price List for these fees.
  4. At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational materials.
  5. The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.

* In select states. See here for details.

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