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Clemson Wound Care Specialist

Wound Care Specialist on Seneca Blvd in Clemson, SC

Here at AFC Urgent Care Clemson we provide high-quality wound care for your unique physical needs. Our professionals are here to help you get the treatment you need. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Wound Care Specialist on Seneca Blvd in Clemson, SC

Whether playing or working, wounds can happen to anyone. At AFC Urgent Care Clemson, we understand that accidents happen, and we are here to help! Whether you have an infection from a sports injury or from complications due to other ailments, sustaining a wound injury can be quite painful, and the recovery process can be long and draining. We aim to help you diagnose your injury, treat it, and plan around preventative measures for the future.

Does urgent care treat wounds?

When you or someone in your family is injured, you need to start the healing process as soon as possible. If the wound is life threatening, the emergency department is your best option. For lesser wounds, if you can’t get an immediate appointment with your primary care physician, AFC Urgent Care Clemson can be your wound care center. We offer convenient and affordable minor wound care services 7 days a week, to work with your busy schedule. Our qualified healthcare professionals have experience in treating a wide variety of wounds. Our experts know how to stop your wound from bleeding, prevent it from getting infected, and start the healing process.

What does a wound care clinic do?

A wound care clinic is a medical facility for treating wounds that have trouble healing. You may have a non-healing wound if it:

  • Has not started to heal in 2 weeks
  • Has not completely healed in 6 weeks

Common types of non-healing wounds include:

  • Pressure sores
  • Surgical wounds
  • Radiation sores
  • Ulcers on the foot, either due to diabetes, poor blood flow, or swollen legs

Certain wounds may not heal well due to:

  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation
  • Nerve damage
  • Being inactive or immobile
  • Weak immune system
  • Poor nutrition
  • Excess alcohol use
  • Smoking

Non-healing wounds may take months to heal. Some wounds never heal completely.

Your wound care team will:

  • Examine and measure your wound
  • Check the blood flow in the area around the wound
  • Determine why it’s not healing
  • Create a treatment plan

Treatment goals include:

  • Healing the wound
  • Preventing the wound from worsening or getting infected
  • Preventing limb loss
  • Preventing new wounds from arising or old wounds from coming back
  • Help you stay mobile

In order to treat your wound, your health care provider will clean out the wound and apply dressing to prevent infection. Additionally, there may be other types of treatment to help it heal.

What type of doctor treats wound care?

Wound specialists are health care professionals who are trained in the care and treatment of all types of wounds, both acute and chronic. The most commonly treated wounds are those inflicted from an acute injury, surgical wounds, diabetic wounds and pressure sores. In addition, wound care professionals are needed to help an estimated 5 million Americans who are afflicted from wounds that will not heal. Those suffering from wounds that do not naturally heal on their own experience a disruption to their everyday lives, and wound specialists can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

Everyday, people sustain injuries and wounds, but they shouldn’t get you down! At AFC Urgent Care Clemson, we have professional staff to help you heal and return to your daily lives! Come to our clean, safe facility where we will dress your wound and address your injury. Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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