Treatment for Muscle Strain Injuries, Joint Sprains & More at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
Injuries happen. If you need prompt treatment for a muscle strain, sprained ankle, or another musculoskeletal injury, consider visiting UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay. Unlike emergency rooms that usually come with extended wait times and costly hospital bills, our state-of-the-art urgent care center offers fast, affordable treatment on a walk-in basis from board-certified, the University of Miami Health System physicians.
Sprains and strains are both very common – but distinct – injuries. Although they share many of the same uncomfortable symptoms, they affect different structures of the body and can require separate forms of treatment. For instance, a sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or stretched extensively. Ligaments are robust bands of fibrous tissue that attach the bones in the joints. A muscle strain, on the other hand, takes plan when a muscle is stretched beyond its limit or torn. Both of these injuries may cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility, but sprains may also come with bruising at the injury site. In some cases, an individual with a strain may experience muscle spasms.
Mild sprains and strains can often be remedied at home with self-care measures like heat/ice therapy, rest, and avoidance of strenuous activities, but individuals with more extensive injuries may require sprain or muscle strain treatment from a medical professional. Visit UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk if your sprain or muscle strain is:
- Causing numbness or tingling sensations
- Preventing you from moving the affected joint/muscle
- Substantially limiting your mobility
As a patient at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, you will receive expert treatment from an extensively trained physician who may suggest bracing or splinting to immobilize the damaged area and facilitate healing. As an added benefit, our center is equipped with a digital X-ray machine for fast and convenient onsite diagnostics. Each image is interpreted by an onsite physician as well as a UHealth radiologist, ensuring you receive an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. Should your sprain or muscle strain require care from an orthopedic physician, we will refer you to a specialist within the Jackson Health System network and provide a seamless transfer of medical records for continuity of care.
Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who simply suffered a sprain or muscle strain while going about your daily business, you can confidently turn to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk for comprehensive diagnostics and treatment. No appointments are necessary to receive sprain or muscle strain treatment at our center, which is open seven days a week with extended weekday hours.