Sports Injury Urgent Care: Expert Treatment for Athletes
At CareWell, we provide sports injury urgent care services for mild to moderate cases.
If you are an athlete or a parent with a child in after-school sports, injury is always a possibility.
The most common sports injuries include
- Mild concussions
- Nose bleeds
- Sprained wrist
- Sprained knee
- Sprained ankle
- Bone fracture
We regularly treat injuries from the most popular sports in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including
- Football injury
- Soccer Injury
- Baseball injury
- Track and field injury
If you think you have a sports injury, it’s important to get the medical care you need as soon as possible. Urgent medical care ensures your sports injury heals properly and completely.
Below, we explore common sports injuries, their causes, symptoms, and the services we provide to get you back in the game.
Sports Injury Treatment Services
Whether you have a sprained ankle, wrist, knee, or other common sports injury, we provide high-quality care at each of our state-of-the-art urgent care centers.
We deliver expert medical attention—right when you need it. No appointment is necessary.
When you meet with our providers, they always start by looking at your injury and asking how it happened. Next, they ask about your medical history and determine if you take any medications. Knowing which medications you already take is important because it helps keep you safe if you need a prescription (combining certain medications can be unsafe).
Once they have all the information, they create a treatment plan for your unique needs. Our sports injury urgent care centers have on-site X-rays and lab testing so you can start healing and get back on the field or court fast.
Sprains, strains, and fractures are the most common sports injuries we treat at CareWell Urgent Care. The good news is most sprains and strains can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). This helps reduce pain and swelling. Fractures, however, may require a brace, cast, or surgery.
Keep reading to learn more about common causes and symptoms of sprains and strains.
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Sprained Wrist
Wrist sprains are common for basketball players, baseball players, and gymnasts. But they can happen to anyone who falls or loses their balance and tries to catch themselves.
Here are the most common causes of a wrist sprain for athletes
- Direct hit on the wrist joint
- Extreme twisting of the wrist joint
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, seek sports injury urgent care services from CareWell Urgent Care
- Pain and swelling
- Unable to move or twist the wrist
- Unable to hold things
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Sprained Ankle
Every year, we see more ankle sprains from active individuals and athletes than any other type of sprain.
Ankle injuries are common for football players, soccer players, basketball players, tennis players, and runners. Moreover, anyone with a history of ankle sprains has a higher risk of getting reinjured.
Here are the most common causes of an ankle sprain for athletes
- Landing awkwardly after jumping or pivoting
- Running on an uneven surface
- Direct hit on the ankle joint
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you may need orthopedic urgent care services
- Pain and swelling
- Unable to rotate the ankle
- Unstable walking
- Unable to walk
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Sprained Knee
Wrist sprains are most common for runners, football players, baseball players, lacrosse players, and skiers because of the harsh side-to-side movements required. Sudden stops, twists, and turns put extra pressure on the knee joint, which can weaken them over time.
Here are the most common causes of a knee sprain for athletes
- Hard hit to the knee
- Changing direction quickly
- Landing awkwardly after falling, jumping, or pivoting
- Sudden twisting
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you may need sports injury urgent care services
- Pain in the knee immediately after a direct hit or twist
- Pain when moving the knee joint
- Unable to walk without limping
- Feeling of instability while walking
Urgent Care for Sports Injuries: Help That is Close to Home, Work, and Play
If you want to heal properly and get back to leading your team to victory, choosing the best sports injury urgent care center is important.
Our CareWell Urgent Care centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island offer a full range of services for athletes of all levels. We deliver high-quality urgent care for sprains and careful and thorough urgent care for fractures. Our services include everything from diagnosis and treatment to aftercare planning.
Visit our locations page to find the nearest center and save your spot in line.