How Do You Know When a Bruise is Serious?

Everyone gets bruises at some point in their lives. Most times, they’re nothing to worry about outside of the minor pain or unsightly marking it leaves behind.  Bruises typically have no underlying conditions associated with them and do not cause serious bodily harm. They last between 1 and 2 weeks and fade as they heal.  … Continued

Splint vs. Cast: Here’s What You Should Know

Over 6 million fractures occur each year in the United States. Of that, nearly 40% of them occur at home. While fractures can come in all shapes, sizes, and locations, the most common fractured limb is the arm. Proper treatment is the only way to ensure long-term and effective healing from stress fractures to compound … Continued

Hand Sprain vs. Fracture: Here’s What You Should Know

Whether it’s a slip on a freshly cleaned floor, a work slip up, or a hard fall on the basketball court, hand injuries are common accidents that occur daily. In fact, thousands of people visit their local urgent care center or emergency room each year with hand-related problems, most thinking they’ve broken their hand. Regardless … Continued

Strep Throat Symptoms: Everything You Need to Know 

Strep throat is one of the most common throat-related diagnoses among children between 5 and 10 years old. In fact, up to 20% of school-aged children may carry the virus without knowing it or showing symptoms. Even with no symptoms, the virus can spread from one person to another through tiny respiratory droplets present in … Continued

Does My Cut Require a Trip to Urgent Care?

Accidents happen all the time. From a paper cut or skinned knee to the slip of a kitchen knife while chopping vegetables, almost everyone experiences a cut at some point in their lifetime. Most cuts are minimal, and some are so small and superficial that they barely bleed. Although most cuts can be treated at … Continued

Four Ways to Treat Muscle Strain

Muscle strains can hit any one of us. From kids to adults and athletes to the elderly, muscle strains don’t discriminate. They are caused by various reasons but most often due to an accident or muscle overuse. Ranging from minor to severe, muscle strains can instantly disrupt our day and stop us, quite literally, right … Continued