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When should I call 911 about a muscle strain?

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  • Call 911 if: You have significant swelling, pain, fever, bleeding, or open cuts.
  • You heard a “popping” sound or can’t walk, and there's no other way to safely and quickly get to a medical facility.

From: Muscle Strain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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Medline Plus: "Strains."

Muscle Strain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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