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Most Common Types of Sports Injury

Most Common Types of Sports Injury

by Crystal (SU)
We Americans do love our sports – and not just as spectators, but as active participants. Whether it’s football, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, golf – you name it – we’re a very athletic breed. Which also means we’re prone to sports injuries.

The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Natalie (SU)
Have you ever had a sports injury, or even an injury from tripping or falling off of a bike, and not been sure what to do next? Maybe you decided to go to your primary care physician, just to find out that you needed an X-ray that couldn’t be done there. Or you went to the emergency room, where you waited for hours, just to leave with an ice pack and an over-the-counter medication. Wouldn’t it be great if you had somewhere to go where the wait was reasonable, as well as the expense, but where you could be seen and treated by someone qualified to treat sports, bone, and joint injuries? Well, someplace like that does exist, which is why it is important to do your homework and to find an urgent care clinic that also offers orthopedic urgent care.

Safer Sports: Avoiding Sports Injuries

Safer Sports: Avoiding Sports Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
Like brushing your teeth, or wearing a seat-belt while in the car, some decisions are a no-brainer. When it comes to sports activities, taking reasonable precautions and playing by the rules just makes sense. Sports are an enjoyable way to stay in top form and maintain an active lifestyle. To do that though, you really should practice safer sports to avoid game-changing sports injuries. If you, or a loved one is active in sports, you should build certain habits that can reduce the odds of a sports related injury. Here are some tips to keep you at the top of your game:

Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
Approximately 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sport, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year are experienced by those participants. In fact, almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related. Of course, some sports are more dangerous than others. However, every sport has the potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part.

Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

by Shearly (SU)
According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, about 3.5 million teenagers and kids are injured in sports activities each year. About 1.35 million of those injuries are considered serious. That means that the bulk, an approximate 2.15 million injuries could potentially be treated in urgent care or medical office settings, rather than emergency rooms.

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