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Injuries services offered at Pro-Health in Midland, MI

If you experience an injury while exercising, working, or driving, it’s essential to seek treatment. Many soft tissue injuries worsen over time, so it’s important they’re diagnosed early on. At Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland, our urgent care specialists and experienced doctors, boast years of experience diagnosing and treating non-life-threatening injuries. To make an appointment in Midland, Michigan, call the office or book online today.

Injuries Q & A

What are injuries?

Injuries occur as a result of an accident or someone else’s negligence. Most injuries aren’t serious and respond to conservative treatments, like ice, rest, and anti-inflammatory medication. 

Still, if you experience an injury, it’s important to visit an urgent care specialist. Certain conditions, like whiplash, don’t always present symptoms right away. By visiting Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland, you can identify injuries early on and prevent them from worsening.

What are some examples of injuries?

The urgent care providers at Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland diagnose and treat various types of injuries, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated joints
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

You might also benefit from treatment at Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland if you experience a slip and fall injury.

How are injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose an injury, your Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland provider reviews your medical records and asks about the injury, including what you were doing when it occurred, the type of symptoms you’re experiencing, and if at-home treatments like ice or rest help.

Next, your provider conducts a physical. During the exam, they have you perform a series of stretches and easy exercises to assess your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Then, your provider orders lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis, and diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.

After making a diagnosis, your provider develops a custom treatment plan that relieves uncomfortable symptoms and improves your quality of life.

How are injuries treated?

Treatment of injuries depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your daily life. Usually, Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland recommends conservative treatments, like:

  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Casts or bracing
  • Activity modification

If you experience a more serious injury, like a complex fracture, surgery might be necessary. If that’s the case, your provider can refer you to a nearby orthopedic specialist.

Is there any way to prevent injuries?

You can significantly reduce the risk of an injury by warming up before exercise, wearing a seatbelt whenever you get in the car, and following the proper safety guidelines at work. 

To learn more about the treatment options for injuries, make an appointment at Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland by calling the office or booking online today.