Fast Treatment for Simple Dislocations in Clarkston, MI
A dislocated finger or toe can be intensely painful. Most people seek medical treatment when they suspect they have a joint dislocation because they want relief from the symptoms. But it’s also important to have a doctor evaluate your condition because, without treatment, a dislocation could cause damage to other parts of your body, such as ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves.
If you’re in the Clarkston, Michigan, area and you think you’re experiencing a minor dislocation, you can get speedy walk-in testing and related services at Springfield Urgent Care. We offer on-site X-rays to help pinpoint the source of your pain, and we’re open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., which means we’re often open when your primary care clinic is closed. If your condition is not life-threatening, our urgent care clinic is a great alternative to the long wait times and typically high costs of seeking hospital emergency room treatment.
What Causes Joint Dislocation?
A dislocation occurs when two bones slip out of place at the joint that connects them. This is often caused by some sort of impact, which may happen during a fall, car accident, or sports injury. Sometimes a mishap as minor as stubbing the toe can cause the bones to slip out of alignment.
Symptoms of a Dislocation
In many cases, the area where the dislocation occurred will appear swollen and/or discolored, and you may notice that your finger or toe looks crooked. You’re likely to experience pain and stiffness when you try to move it. Sometimes a dislocation can also cause numbness or tingling in the affected area.
Once your doctor has diagnosed your dislocation, he or she will prescribe a treatment plan that can vary depending on which joint is dislocated and the severity of your injury. You will likely be advised to take pain medication and use ice packs to reduce inflammation. Your doctor may also realign the bones of your finger or toe and wrap it with medical tape or ask you to wear a splint to immobilize the joint and allow it to heal.
If you’re experiencing joint dislocation symptoms, head over to Springfield Urgent Care in Clarkston today for a swift medical evaluation with no appointment needed. Our wait times are short, but for even faster service, use our convenient online check-in service to reserve your place in line.