Minor Injuries

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Minor Injuries services offered in Robbins, NC

If your job requires strenuous activities, like bending and lifting, or you play sports or run, you’re also more likely to experience a minor injury. At North Moore Family Practice, family medicine specialists Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, offer same-day treatment of minor injuries, including burns, cuts, and fractures. To make an appointment, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, or book online today.

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries are potentially serious but non-life-threatening. If you’re involved in a fender bender or fall and break a bone, visit North Moore Family Practice immediately. Making it to the office as soon as possible can prevent swelling, improve your mobility, and encourage your body’s healing process. 

What are some examples of minor injuries?

North Moore Family Practice treats a wide range of minor injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations that need stitches
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Whiplash
  • Falls
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Bursitis

The providers also treat sports-related minor injuries, like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and jumper’s knee.

What are the symptoms of minor injuries?

The symptoms of minor injuries include:

  • Pain 
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bleeding
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Throbbing
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat

Depending on the type of injury and its location, you might also experience mobility issues, like difficulty standing or the inability to put weight on the affected limb or joint.

How are minor injuries diagnosed?

North Moore Family Practice diagnoses minor injuries during an in-office exam.

Your provider reviews your medical records and asks about the injury, including what you were doing when it occurred, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and if they impact your mobility.

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. They carefully assess your injury, looking for bruising, redness, or swelling. Most minor injuries are visible to the eye, but your provider might also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI if they suspect an underlying issue, like a fracture, strained muscle, or a dislocated joint.

How are minor injuries treated?

Treatment of minor injuries depends on several factors, including the type, location, and severity of your symptoms. Your North Moore Family Practice provider might recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Taking anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Stitches or sutures
  • Physical therapy
  • Stress reduction
  • Wearing a cast or a splint

The goal of treatment is to relieve pain, prevent your symptoms from worsening, and help your body heal.

Can minor injuries be prevented?

There are several things you can do to reduce the risk of a minor injury. The family care providers at North Moore Family Practice recommend practicing good posture at work and during exercise, wearing the proper safety equipment, and taking frequent breaks to stand up, stretch, and walk around.

If you need treatment for a minor injury, make an appointment at North Moore Family Practice by calling the office or booking online today.