Sports Injury Care

Urgent Care Patient RoomSport-related injuries refer to the types of injuries that occur when playing sports or participating in exercise. Typically, these injuries involve the musculoskeletal system, or the bones and muscles of the body. Sport-related injuries can lead to symptoms such as severe pain, the inability to bear weight on a leg, or the inability to move an arm.

When clinically appropriate, we are able to order advanced imaging (e.g. MRI, CT scan, & Ultrasound) and make necessary referrals to Orthopedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, or Chiropractors in a timely fashion.

Common Sports Injuries

At Physicians East Urgent Care Center, our physicians and physician assistants can evaluate and treat many different injuries. Some of the most common types of sport-related injuries are:

  • Sprains – Commonly referred to as a “torn ligament”; these injuries result from stretching or tearing a ligament, which is the tissue that connects two or more bones in a joint.
  • Strains – This refers to an injury of a muscle or a tendon, which is the tissue that connects muscle to bone. A strain is caused by stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon.
  • Fractures – Commonly referred to as a “broken bone”; these injuries often result from a force impact or stress placed on the bone that causes it to break.

Each of these injuries, as well as other types of sport-related injury, can cause symptoms such as pain and swelling in addition to those mentioned above. Our team at the Urgent Care Center is equipped to manage pain and provide treatment so that our patients can stay active and healthy. We are also equipped to provide crutches, braces, and splints when necessary.

* Note: If you think that you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or severe medical condition, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.