Every year thousands of Americans become injured in the course of their daily lives. Whether as the result of work, recreation, household chores, or accidental injury, strains and sprains account for the majority of all injuries. Fractures are another common form of injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, particularly those with an active lifestyle or who are later in life and experiencing osteoporosis. Up Clinics are proud to provide urgent and primary care services for the treatment of these commonly experienced conditions.
Receiving Care For Sprains, Strains, and Fractures At Up Clinics
While many people use the terms sprains and strains interchangeably, there’s actually an important difference between the two to medical professionals. These terms describe injuries that are very similar to one another but take place in different areas of the body. In both cases, the severity can vary, with mild cases requiring mere rest to recover from, while the most severe can require surgery and be debilitating in their effects.
- Sprains – When a ligament, the fibrous band of tissue that connects bones is overly stretched or becomes torn, it’s known as a sprain. Ligaments exist in most areas of the body but are prominent in the knees, feet, wrists, and ankles. These are also the most common points for this type of injury.
- Strains – Strains can involve over-extension or over-exertion of a muscle One of the primary differences between sprains and strains is the involvement of a muscle and/or tendon.
- Fractures – Fractures are cracks or breaks in a bone or bones. Fractures can occur in any bone of the body and can vary from fine cracks to compound fractures. Some fractures simply require attention and rest to heal, while others can be life-threatening without proper medical care.
Strains, Sprains, and Fractures Can Cause Lasting Damage If Not Properly Treated
What You Need When Visiting Our Offices for Urgent Care
If you twisted your limbs or back, or you had a fall or trauma, if you are not sure you have fracture or dislocation, we can help you with our in-house X-ray machine, and if it is confirmed that you have a fracture or dislocationwe provide you with a cast, splint or brace. If you need therapy sessions, also our therapy services can help you to recover faster from your injury.
You just need to:
- Call us or schedule an appointment online
- Fill the relevant forms and questionnaires
- Bring your ID card and insurance information
If you believe you’re experiencing symptoms associated with a sprain, strain, or fracture, it’s time to stop in and see the professionals at Up Clinics. Our team is proud to provide immediate care services to members of our community and is ready to receive you today.