A minor injury needs immediate care, but it doesn’t necessarily require the long wait times and expense of the emergency room. At Stanton Family Clinic in Stanton, Kentucky, the providers offer comprehensive care for minor injuries, like burns, lacerations, and sprains. Call today or use the online tool to make an appointment and get the help you need to manage minor injuries.
Minor injuries are uncomfortable, bothersome, and pose a risk of complication, but they aren’t life-threatening. Burns, sprains, and abrasions fall into this category.
Minor injuries require urgent care, but they don’t call for a trip in an ambulance to the emergency room.
The team at Stanton Family Clinic provides care for a number of different kinds of minor injuries, including:
Soft tissue damage includes nagging tendonitis or sprains or strains experienced during sports play. The on-site radiology services offered at Stanton Family Clinic mean you get an accurate diagnosis for your injury. The doctors can rule out a fracture and treat your injury properly.
The team at Stanton Family Clinic offers treatment for cuts or abrasions that result from a fall, a kitchen injury, or another accident. They can help you stop bleeding, remove any debris (like gravel), or apply stitches.
A burn that is three inches or smaller in diameter is considered minor. If you experience a burn and it develops blisters or is extremely painful, seek support from the Stanton Family Clinic team.
The team at Stanton Family Clinic does a thorough evaluation of your injury. They ask about the nature of the injury and what at-home remedies you may have tried to treat the injury on your own.
The team may send you to the radiology services offered in-house if you have a suspected joint or bone injury.
Treatment depends on the type of injury you have and its severity. The team may recommend over-the-counter medications, icing, and movement modifications. Certain injuries, like puncture wounds, may require antibiotics to prevent infection.
The team can also provide stitches or sutures for deep cuts and bracing or casts for fractures. If your injury is complex, the providers can recommend trusted providers in the community.
Call Stanton Family Clinic or use the online tool to schedule an immediate appointment if you or a family member needs care for a minor injury.