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To stay in shape, many people choose playing sports or working out as a year-round solution to staying fit. However, there are many common injuries that can occur from either of the activities. To keep yourself healthy, knowledge of these injuries and how they might happen is important. Some are pretty easy to prevent. At AFC Urgent Care Havertown in Delaware County, our board-certified doctors are experienced in diagnosing injuries related to sports for both children and adults. We can also educate you on how to prevent those injuries in the future. Some common injuries we see in our state of the art urgent care center include:
One of the best ways to prevent these injuries is to know your body’s limits. One of the most vital factors in getting proper treatment is knowing when to go in the first place. Don’t try to “walk it off" when you have injured yourself. Delaying treatment may aggravate your injury, making it longer and more expensive to treat. It could result in permanent injury if you aren’t careful.
Strains are one of the most common injuries we see here at AFC Urgent Care Havertown. They occur when you suddenly overstretch a muscle. To prevent these injuries, be sure to warm up before any activity. By making a warm up a part of your usual Routine will help increase the blood flow to your muscles and reduce the chance of a strain. When playing a sport, stretch before and after the activity to loosen your muscles. This will prevent painful tears that might keep you out of the next game. If you are very active, you should be aware of muscle fatigue. Take breaks and rest now and again when running, sprinting or jumping for long periods of time.
At AFC Urgent Care Havertown, no appointment is required at our walk-in medical clinic. With our extended weekday hours and weekend hours, you can easily fit us into your schedule. If your sport requires a physical before you can participate, we can assist you there as well. We are your one-stop location for all of your healthcare needs during your entire sports season. We’ll help keep you healthy, so you can help your team win.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you stay healthy or recover from an injury.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.