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Acute Injury

Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care

Primary Care, Walk-in Clinic and Urgent Care in Frisco, TX

If you suffer an acute injury, like a sprained ankle or a broken bone, it’s important to seek professional medical help right away. At Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care, the emergency room trained doctors have years of experience diagnosing and treating acute injuries, including concussions, fractures, sprains, and lacerations. To make an appointment at the practice in Frisco, Texas, call the office or request an appointment online. Walk-ins are also welcome for urgent care.

Acute Injury Q&A

What is an acute injury?

An acute injury occurs due to a sudden, traumatic event like a car accident or fall. Anyone can experience an acute injury, but they’re especially common in athletes and other active individuals. 

Most acute injuries respond to conservative methods of care like ice, rest, and elevation. Even so, if you experience an injury, it’s important to visit Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care. Once your provider makes an official diagnosis, they can make recommendations to minimize your symptoms and help you feel better.

What are examples of acute injuries?

Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care treats various acute injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Cuts, bruises, and burns

You might also benefit from acute injury care if you experience a laceration and need stitches or sutures. Over the years, the doctors have received recognition for their expertise with many outstanding reviews.

What should I do if I experience an acute injury?

If you experience an acute injury, stay calm and call or walk into Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care right away. When speaking with a receptionist, explain the severity of your injury, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and the events that caused it to occur. 

Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care provides walk-in appointments for urgent care without the cost or wait times associated with the emergency room. 

How are acute injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose an acute injury, your Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care provider conducts an exam and asks about your symptoms, including their severity and if any activities like exercise make them worse. If an exam and discussion aren’t enough to pinpoint the source of your discomfort, they might also order X-rays or laboratory tests.

How is an acute injury treated?

Treatment of an acute injury depends on several factors, including its severity and the symptoms it presents. Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care might recommend:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Stitches or sutures
  • Mobility devices like a walker or cane
  • Cast
  • Over-the-counter pain medication  

If your symptoms persist or worsen, you might also benefit from prescription medications or routine checkups.

To receive treatment for an acute injury, make an appointment at Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care by calling the office today or requesting an appointment online.