Strains or Sprains

Strains & Sprains

Treating Injuries to Facilitate Painless Movement

Almost everyone will experience a strain or sprain at some point in their life. These injuries most often occur in the ankles or hamstrings. They are not serious and will usually heal on their own, the pain can be difficult to manage without treatment. Some strains and sprains can even cause fractures that will need to be treated by a medical professional.

You should seek immediate medical attention for your sprain or strain if you:

  • Struggle to walk without experiencing pain
  • Are unable to move the injured body part
  • Feel numb around the affected area
  • Feel severe pain over the bones in the injured area

At Jupiter Medical Urgent Care Center, we can provide treatment for your strain or sprain today without an appointment. Visit one of our locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart or Jupiter.

Treatment Options

Treatment for strains and sprains may include medication, therapy, or surgery, depending on the severity. Many over-the-counter pain relievers will suffice, though a medical professional may prescribe a stronger medication. A brace or splint may also be used to prevent the affected area from moving and encourage faster recovery. Surgery will only be required for particularly bad ruptured muscles and torn ligaments.

At Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care, our team will be able to physically examine the strain or sprain, using advanced detection methods if need be, and determine the severity of the injury. From there, we can advise you on the best course of treatment.