Traumas are emotional and physical responses to terrible events and usually injury caused by a physical, external source. Major trauma can potentially lead to serious life-long outcomes like chronic pains. At Meadowbrook Urgent Care we have the physicians on staff to treat any trauma situation.
Contusions (Bumps/Bruises) are the most common physical activity and sport-related injuries. The severity of contusions range from simple bruising on the skin to severe muscle and bone, even contusions to internal organs.
Falls are also very common trauma experiences that can fault in a range of bumps and bruises to muscle or ligament injury and in extreme cases broken bones and internal organ trauma.
Sprains/Strains are usually the result of a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at the joint in in extreme trauma cases can be torn or ripped. Ankle and wrist sprains are common.
Bone Fractures is trauma when the bone is either partially or completely broken in a number of ways: crosswise, lengthwise or in multiple pieces. A fall, vehicle accident, or sport-related injury are common reasons for broken bones.
Minor Burns will almost always heal on their own however, usually it’s best to have them reviewed by a Dr. to determine the severity of the burn. Do not put ice or butter on the burned area, because these measures do not help and can damage the skin tissue.
Laceration Repair utilizes basic principles that have not changed significantly in the last century, but the therapeutic options now available are more innovative. Our Dr’s can clean, disinfect and stitch and close most wounds with the latest options available.
Abdominal Pains can be felt anywhere from your chest and your groin and commonly referred to as the stomach region. Many different conditions will cause abdominal pains. The differentiating factor is to know when you need to get immediate medical care. Some can be viral, a pulled muscle, food allergies or intolerance or something more serious such as decreased blood supply to the intestines or inflammatory bowel disease.Sometimes, abdominal pain may occur due to a problem somewhere else in your body, such as your chest or pelvic area. A visit to our Urgent Care will allow us to make the proper assessment.