From a sprained ankle to a broken wrist or thumb, the urgent care medical staff at HealthMed is experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of orthopedic injuries. These are some of the most common:
A sprained or fractured (broken) ankle is a common sports mishap, but often results simply from a misstep on an uneven surface. Also called a rolled or twisted ankle, a sprain is a tear(s) in ligaments connecting bones in the foot with bones in the lower leg. An ankle fracture involves a crack(s) or complete break(s) in the bones themselves. Delayed or improper treatment of a sprained or broken ankle may lead to chronic problems, such as repeated injury, ankle weakness, and arthritis.
A dislocated finger occurs when the bones (usually the middle knuckle of the little, ring, middle, or index finger) are forced out of alignment. A finger that is dislocated will look crooked and may be bent upward or at strange angles. See a doctor promptly. Delaying a visit can make eventual treatment more difficult and may lead to prolonged healing time or permanent disability.
Shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that’s part of the shoulder blade. A dislocated shoulder requires prompt treatment. This involves realignment of the bones. Often a splint or sling is used to prevent shoulder movement. Dislocation of the shoulder may trigger muscle spasms so a muscle relaxant may be prescribed.
Fracture is the medical term for a broken bone—from a hairline crack to a full break. HealthMed clinics can diagnose and advise on proper management of the findings. A patient may subsequently be referred to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and treatment
A broken toe, a sprained wrist, a dislocated finger…. Injuries involving bones, the ligaments that connect them, and the tendons that attach muscle to bone can happen anytime. Some mild cases may be treatable at home, but most do better with medical attention.
If your doctor or child’s pediatrician isn’t available and the injury is not so severe as to warrant a trip to a hospital-based Emergency Room attention (which is expensive and can involve long waits), HealthMed Urgent Care clinics have extended hours 7 days a week and over holidays to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult bone, ligament, and tendon injuries including:
Patients are seen on a walk-in basis, so you do not need an appointment.
Digital x-ray imaging is performed on-site for rapid diagnosis. We can create a CD of the x-ray(s) that you can bring to an orthopedist if you need to follow up with a specialist. HealthMed clinicians are expert at splinting to immobilize the injury and help it heal properly. If you or your child requires medication to suppress muscle spasms, alleviate pain, and/or reduce inflammation, we can call a prescription in to your preferred pharmacy so it’s there waiting for you.
We accept most insurance as well as cash and major credit cards.