Minor Injuries

Express Lane Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Turlock, CA

Between workplace injuries, personal injuries, sports injuries, and everything in between, there are a number of reasons you need access to a dedicated practitioner when you require urgent care. The medical experts at Express Lane Urgent Care in Turlock, California, offer comprehensive care for all types of minor injuries. You’re welcome to walk into the clinic during business hours for immediate care, or you can call ahead to schedule a visit.

Minor Injuries Q & A

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries include any type of injury or ailment that may occur at home, work, or school, or while traveling, that might need immediate medical attention. But these types of issues don’t necessarily need emergency room medical attention. At Express Lane Urgent Care, you can get treatment for any of the following minor injuries (to name a few):

  • Lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • Strains and sprains
  • Mild to moderate back pain
  • Minor fractures in your extremities

You should also come into Express Lane Urgent Care for a head-to-toe evaluation if you experienced non-emergency trauma, such as a slip and fall, sports injury, or minor car accident.

How are minor injuries diagnosed?

At Express Lane Urgent Care they are able in most cases able to order same day imaging which allows you to get diagnosed and treated on the spot. During your minor injury evaluation, your physician may need to:

  • Order X-rays
  • Thoroughly evaluate the area where you feel pain
  • Clean out any wounds or abrasions
  • Suture lacerations or drain abscess

Once your practitioner examines you and looks at any essential imaging or lab results, they can often diagnose you rather quickly. Your physician even talks with you about your minor injury treatment plan and what you can expect on the road to recovery.

What is the treatment for minor injuries?

Most minor injuries require some rest and relaxation, just so bones or soft tissues can heal efficiently. To help you fully recover and get back to 100% as quickly as possible, your treatment plan from Express Lane Urgent Care may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Stitches or wound bandaging
  • Painkiller medications
  • Abscess drainage
  • Antibiotics

Your comprehensive injury treatment plan is tailored to your specific injury, any symptoms you’re experiencing, and your personal medical history. The team at Express Lane Urgent Care is dedicated to helping you with all types of minor injuries and ailments, and if needed, can refer you to an orthopedic specialist for follow-up care.

Express Lane Urgent Care offers walk-in urgent care services for minor injuries, although you can also call to schedule an exam.