Treatment for Non-Emergency Sports Injuries Available at Our Walk-In Clinic in St. Clair Shores, MI
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just someone who likes to stroll through the neighborhood park for exercise, you face some level of risk for injury. If you severely twist your ankle or hear something pop in your knee when it’s late in the day or on a weekend, you may think the emergency room is your only choice for sports injury treatment.
But that’s not the case if you’re in the vicinity of St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Our highly qualified staff, aided by on-site X-ray equipment, offers reliable diagnoses and treatment for sports injuries that don’t require emergency care. We’re open during extended hours every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday, and we welcome walk-in patients of all ages. Our wait times are short, our rates are affordable, and we also accept many health insurance plans—all of which make our urgent care clinic a terrific alternative to the ER when you don’t need an advanced level of medical treatment.
When to Seek Sports Injury Treatment at Our Walk-In Clinic
Among the most common reasons patients seek sports injury treatment is concern about whether a painful and swollen ankle, knee, or wrist is sprained or broken. The symptoms of sprains and fractures can be quite similar, and X-rays are often required to ensure an accurate diagnosis. If warranted, our experienced medical practitioners can order X-rays during your visit to our clinic, so you can get answers fast. If it turns out you have a sprain, our medical practitioners can provide you with a treatment plan that will help speed your recovery. If you have a fracture, we can stabilize your injury to prevent it from becoming worse while you seek an appointment with an orthopedic specialist.
A few additional types of sports injuries we treat include:
- Minor lacerations (cuts and tears of the skin)
- Simple dislocations
- Muscle strains
On the other hand, if you or your child has an injury involving the head or spine or there’s a broken bone piercing the skin, it’s best to seek ER treatment right away.
Contact Springfield Urgent Care today if you have questions about the sports injury treatment we provide at our St. Clair Shores location.