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Recognizing and Classifying Sports Injuries

Recognizing and Classifying Sports Injuries

by Yenny (SU)
When you're running, sweating, and pouring your heart into a sport or physical activity, it's easy to make one bad move and experience a sports-related injury.

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.

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.