Jacksonville Injury Care
INJURIES WE TREAT:
- Back pain
- Wound Care
- Sports Injuries
- Broken bones (closed fractures)
- Work Comp Injuries
- Chemical Exposure
- Animal Attack
- Insect Bites
- Vehicular Accidents
- Other injuries that are non-life threatening
Bone Fracture Treatment
Unfortunately the unexpected does happen and injuries often occur during off hours or over the weekend. Although accident injuries immediately evoke thoughts of heading to the closest hospital, the fact is most broken bones and orthopedic injuries do not require a trip to the emergency room and can be treated in a well-staffed urgent care center. For non-open fractures, joint separations and severe strains, an ice pack can be applied in transit to help control swelling and pain.
Treatment for a broken bone will vary depending upon the severity of the fracture and the location of the break. In most cases, you will be required to wear a brace or splint while the bone heals. In some cases, orthopedic surgery may be necessary to insert plates or screws to properly support and align the bones during the healing process. Some types of fractures do not require a cast, splint or surgery. However, it is important to avoid stressful activities until your fracture has healed.
Sprains and Joint Injuries
A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament where bones are connected in a joint. Common joint sprains include the wrist, ankle and knee. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon that connects to a bone is stretched or torn. Common strains include the back, bicep and hamstring muscles.
Although sprains and strains are a common occurrence, tissue injuries can cause extreme pain, excessive swelling, bruising and muscle spasms. A conservative approach involves resting the joint, icing it, using a compression bandage and elevating the injured limb. ERgent Care Center can provide the medical imaging needed to accurately diagnose and treat your injury as well as prescribe the rehabilitative exercises or physical therapy needed for a full recovery.
Get advanced wound care when you need it. At ERgent Care Center Jacksonville, our board certified physicians, nurses and technicians can deliver wound management to restore skin integrity and prevent complications during extended hours and weekends. Proper wound care can dramatically impact your health and reduce recovery times for managing a variety of conditions.
Our physicians and medical support staff provide the latest wound management techniques to address acute and chronic wounds as well as the underlying medical conditions. Diabetic ulcerations, venous leg and pressure wounds, trauma wounds and non-healing wounds can dramatically impact your activities and threaten your overall health. Contact our urgent care center to learn more.
Been dealing with a sinus infection for a few days. Went in on Saturday morning at 10am and was seen and out within 30 minutes. Got a Rx and I seem to be on the mend. This day's experience was a very good and productive one.
— Matthew W.