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A 41-year-old member asked:

I'm in small town with a torn muscle. between family medicine and general surgery. which should i choose?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Either: Either specialty can diagnose and often treatment is rest and time.
Dr. Peter Than
Surgery 11 years experience
Family doc : It's probably best to see your family doctor. They can take a look and make some recommendations. In the mean time you can use Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A muscle strain wouldn't be treated surgically.
Last updated Oct 30, 2015

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