Common Holiday Injuries Treated at Urgent Care

November 7, 2022

Holiday season is officially upon us! Some of us may be looking forward to getting together with friends and family, eating delicious meals and playing games. While Thanksgiving is filled with many fun moments, it’s important to prioritize our health and safety throughout the day. Accidents and injuries can happen to us any time. If you’ve incurred an acute injury, consider visiting the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Louisville for same-day treatment. Two common injuries we treat are burns and sports injuries, which you could be at a higher risk for during the holidays. 

Burns

You may be in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving meal this November, which means you could be spending more time in the kitchen around multiple open flames than normal. The more time spent in the kitchen multitasking side dishes can increase the risk for burns. Whether you have accidentally touched a hot pan or you were splashed with boiling water, burns often affect us when we’re cooking. AFC Urgent Care Louisville specializes in 1st and 2nd-degree burn treatment.

Symptoms of 1st and 2nd-degree burns that can be treated at urgent care include:

1st-degree Burns

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Swelling

2nd-degree Burns

  • Blotchy Skin 
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Drainage

If you’re suffering from a burn, you can visit AFC Louisville for treatment. However, if your burn is larger than 10% of the skin (a third or fourth-degree burn) or is in a more sensitive area, you should seek emergent care. 

Sports Injuries

Many families participate in active events on Thanksgiving day– including flag football or local turkey trots. During moments of physical activity, we are always at risk for sports injuries. These injuries range from sprained ankles to dislocated joints. At AFC Louisville, we understand that the excitement of the holidays can prevent us from taking extra caution during strenuous, physical activity. If your injury requires stitches or a cast, we have you covered. 

Common sports injuries we can treat include:

  • Breaks and fractures
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Lacerations requiring stitches
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Tendon injuries

Injury Treatment at AFC Urgent Care Louisville

When it comes to treating your acute injuries, AFC Urgent Care Louisville is here for you. We’re open every day of the week, making healthcare accessible for those with the busiest schedules. Visit our urgent care center with no appointment necessary. If you have any more questions about burn treatment, sports injuries, or other urgent care services we provide, call us directly at (720) 961-9700.

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