It’s not uncommon for kids to suffer injuries during athletic competition. While some require minor treatments, others demand quick care from emergency medical personnel. To make sure you are prepared for common mishaps associated with spring sports, here’s what you should know about the difference between an emergency and a non-life or limb threatening injury.
What Qualifies as a non-life or limb threatening injury?
From sprains to cuts to slight fractures, there are all sorts of injuries that can occur during youth sporting activities. Most of the time, these can be treated at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, which can provide x-rays and high-quality urgent medical care.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care can treat minor lacerations, infected wounds, tendonitis and puncture wounds, which require the removal of small foreign objects.
What Is a Sports Injury Emergency?
While many injuries require minor medical attention, others are serious problems, requiring emergency medical attention. If your child experiences chest pain, a head injury, uncontrolled bleeding, a severe bone break, or any sensations that could indicate a stroke or cardiac event, you should visit your local emergency room right away.
If, on the other hand, your child endures a bone fracture, sprain or small laceration that requires stitches or staples, PhysicianOne Urgent Care can offer fast, expert medical attention without the high costs associated with emergency rooms.
Know Where to Go
While every parent hopes for a safe, rewarding sports season, accidents do occur. That’s why it’s so important to have a seamless plan of action in case an unexpected injury requires timely medical care.
Whether you need x-rays, lab services or IV, or spring sports or summer camp physicals PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here to provide timely, affordable service from our expert staff of seasoned medical professionals. Contact us at 1.855.349.2828, or stop in for a convenient, walk-in appointment. If you’re looking to save some time, find a location near you and check-in online today!