Injuries happen every day, and some accidents are just going to need more care than others. Though not every injury is an emergency, knowing that you have options for your medical care can be a relief. If you’re experiencing severe pain or are unable to properly move, it can be an indicator that you may need medical attention.
Orthopedic specialists treat injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, meaning dealing with bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, and cartilage. There are some injuries that can be treated at home, others that may need an emergency room visit, or better yet, an orthopedic urgent care visit.
If you have minor injuries, such as rashes, coughs, scrapes, and bruises, treating them at home with over the counter treatments is beneficial rather than having to go to an emergency room or urgent care. Different problems require different levels of care. When you need medical help, you do have a variety of options. However, if you are unsure what level of care you or your child may need, call your doctor right away.
Besides treating your injuries at home, an orthopedic urgent care is very valuable. An orthopedic urgent care can help with non-emergencies and serious musculoskeletal injuries when other facilities aren’t open. Urgent cares offer evening hours and can help with things such as x-rays, splints, and stitches.
Although emergency room services effectively treat conditions, at Watauga Orthopedics can help your child if they have a broken bone, sports injury, or other orthopedic problems with their bones, tendons, or ligaments arise. Our urgent care offers a wide variety of orthopedic services, including diagnostic imaging, and follow-up appointments, along with the expertise that comes from seeing an orthopedic specialist.
Our orthopedic urgent care offers care for adults and children. If you or your child has experienced an injury, we have walk-in clinics at both our Johnson City and Kingsport locations. We also offer same-day appointments with no appointment necessary.
If you have any questions, or need to visit our urgent care for your orthopedic needs, call Watauga Orthopaedics at (423) 282-9011. We have two walk-in clinic locations available, open until 8 PM.