What Conditions Does Urgent Care Treat?
- Lacerations (cuts)
- Minor burns
- Minor trauma
- Other ailments
What are sprains, and how can Urgent Care treat them?
Technically speaking, a sprain is a stretching or microscopic tearing of ligament tissue that surrounds a certain joint in the body's skeleton. Common sprains usually involve the ankle, wrist, thumb, or knee. Sprains generally occur when joints roll, stretch, twist, or turn in an awkward way, causing the injury to the ligamentAt the urgent care, our providers will evaluate the area of injury to help differentiate a sprain from other types of orthopedic injuries such as more severe tears and broken bones/fractures.
X-ray imaging is available on site and can be performed if the provider feels it is necessary to make sure no bones are broken or dislocated. The provider will then make recommendations on how to manage the sprain or other orthopedic problem to help it heal faster and have the best long term outcome. We can also provide guidance as to when further treatment by a specialist is needed and assist you with specialist referral if needed.
Whether you have a painful injury or a stubborn illness, we can help. Call us today for more information.