Walk-In Sprain Treatment at StarMed Family & Urgent Care in Charlotte
StarMed Family & Urgent Care offers sprain treatment on a walk-in basis, because we know that accidents typically don’t comply with your busy schedule. If you think you may have sprained a joint and don’t want to pay sky-high emergency room costs for an issue that isn’t a true emergency, consider visiting one of our fully equipped clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our team of experienced medical practitioners is here to serve you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What is a joint sprain?
A sprain occurs when a tough, fibrous ligament that holds the bones of a joint in place becomes stretched or torn. Sprains most often occur in an ankle, although they may also take place in a knee, wrist, or thumb. These injuries can range considerably in severity; some people only experience temporary pain and swelling, while others feel more disruptive pain and are unable to apply any weight on the affected joint.
When should I see a doctor?
Sprain treatment from a medical professional may be necessary if:
- Your symptoms do not improve with the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
- You experience numbness or tingling sensations around the injured area
- You have sharp pain directly over the bones of the affected joint
- You cannot walk without substantial pain
In the event that any of these conditions describe you, be sure to visit one of our centers in Charlotte for the prompt sprain treatment you deserve. StarMed Family & Urgent Care is equipped with digital X-ray imaging technology to quickly confirm diagnoses, and our professionals have ample experience treating both adults and children with joint sprains. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.MAKE AN APPOINTMENT