Minor Injuries

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Minor Injuries services offered in Willow Park, TX

When not treated properly, minor injuries can cause pain and, sometimes, severe complications. At Tri Cities Urgent Care in Willow Park, Texas, the outstanding medical team diagnoses and treats injuries in patients of all ages and their families. Schedule an injury evaluation by phone or online today, or walk into the office any time.

Minor Injuries Q & A

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries include damage to your skin, bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other tissues. Some injuries heal correctly without medical attention, while others need treatment to minimize the pain and prevent complications.

See the Tri Cities Urgent Care team if you or a loved one suffers an injury. In the case of a severe injury, head to an emergency room or dial 911.

What are examples of minor injuries?

Minor injuries include:

  • Animal bites
  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Muscle tears
  • Joint injuries
  • Head injuries

Symptoms of minor injuries include pain, swelling, bruising, stiffness, reduced range of motion, redness, warmth, and limited mobility.

What are the risk factors for minor injuries?

Anyone can suffer minor injuries, especially those who play contact sports, have a physically demanding job, or lack strength or endurance. Improper sports training, wearing ill-fitting shoes during physical activity, carrying excess weight, and older age are injury risk factors.

Eat a well-balanced diet, take dietary supplements if asked to, minimize stress, and get plenty of sleep to reduce your risk of injuries. Wear comfortable footwear and train properly (including warming up) while working out.

How does my provider diagnose minor injuries?

When you arrive at Tri Cities Urgent Care, the medical team weighs you and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They ask about your symptoms and medical history, complete a medical exam, and might order digital X-rays, other imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic testing.

How are minor injuries treated?

Your Tri Cities Urgent Care provider will suggest one or more of the following treatments for minor injuries:

  • Rest
  • More fluids
  • Healthier diet
  • Casting
  • Bracing
  • Stitches
  • Staples
  • Medication
  • Minor procedures
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Ice packs

The Tri Cities Urgent Care personalizes your treatment based on the specific injury you’ve suffered and how severe it is. They follow up to ensure that you heal as efficiently as possible.

If your injury is severe, the Tri Cities Urgent Care offers referrals to surgeons and other specialists best equipped to treat your injury.

Schedule an evaluation today at Tri Cities Urgent Care by phone or online to be treated for minor injuries. Walk-ins are welcome.