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INTEGRATED INJURY CARE - PORTLAND URGENT CARE & PORTLAND WELLNESS CARE

Urgent Care for Sprain Injuries in Portland, OR

If you are suffering from a sprained ankle, knee, or are experiencing any other type of sprain injury from a car accident, come in to Portland Urgent Care today to evaluate your sprain injury and discuss treatment options. Many people are not sure when to go to urgent care for sprain injuries. The sooner you can get your ankle or foot looked at and properly diagnosed, the better.

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What Can Portland Urgent Care Do For Sprains?

GOING TO URGENT CARE FOR SPRAIN INJURIES

RELIEF FROM YOUR SPRAIN INJURY

Our healthcare teams are prepared to treat sprains of all kinds: ankles, knees, wrists and fingers. Helping you get relief from pain and promote healing is our goal.

MOST COMMON SPRAINS

SPRAINED ANKLE
Many people simply treat a sprained ankle at home with rest, ice, and pain relievers. However, laser therapy and other treatments can speed healing. Severe sprains may need medical evaluation.

SPRAINED KNEE
Rest, elevation, and ice applied as soon as possible can minimize swelling. Laser therapy and other treat can speed healing. If the sprain is severe, a doctor may immobilize the joint with a splint or cast.

SPRAINED THUMB
Treatment includes immobilizing the joint with a splint or cast and icing to reduce swelling.

SPRAINED WRIST Rest, ice, pain relievers, and elevation of the wrist can help. A doctor may immobilize the joint with a splint and treat with laser therapy to promote healing.

SAME DAY SPRAIN INJURY APPOINTMENTS & WALK-INS

Contact us now. Our clinic accepts same day appointments or walk in patients 7 days a week. Don't wait any longer to feel better. We are here to help the healing process today!

PIP and INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED

If your sprain is due to an auto accident, treatment may be covered through the PIP insurance, which we gladly provide records for and bill. We also accept most insurance plans and provide discounted rates to those who pay at the time of service. Act now before your symptoms worsen.

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CUSTOMIZED CARE FOR YOUR SPRAIN

Sprain Treatment Specialists in Portland, Oregon

Medical Exam

At Portland Urgent Care our staff provides a complete medical examination of your sprain . Seeking medical help quickly will give you comfort in knowing the extent of your injury.

Sprain Injury Treatment Plan

We develop customized treatments for every patient, designed to meet your specific needs.  Our services integrate western medicine and physical therapy with chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Sprain Pain Management

We develop customized pain management treatments for every patient, utilizing complimentary approaches such as acupuncture and physical therapy in addition to medication when needed.

What is a Sprain?

A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. Ligaments stabilize and support the body's joints.

The areas of the body that are most vulnerable to sprains are the ankles, knees, and wrists.

A sprained ankle can occur when your foot turns inward, placing extreme tension on the ligaments of your outer ankle.

A sprained knee can result from a sudden twist, and a wrist sprain can occur if you fall onto an outstretched hand.

Seek Medical Help

You should seek medical help if your injury is severe or you could benefit from laser therapy.

  • Rest.
  • Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
  • Ice. Even if you're seeking medical help, ice the area immediately.
  • Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the area with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops.
  • Elevation.

Sprain Exam - Chiropractor

At Portland Wellness Care our chiropractor will diagnose through touch, or palpation, and a visual examination.

The chiropractic is known as a direct approach, with a strong focus on adjusting the spinal joints.

We may also want to see the results of X-rays and imaging scans.

OUR MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE TEAM

Sprain Treatment & Injury Care Team

Portland Urgent Care and Portland Wellness Care are located next door to each other in Portland, Oregon to provide a complete solution for most sprain injury issues.

• Medical Doctors

• Chiropractors

• Physiotherapist

• Injury Rehabilitation

• Acupuncturist

• Massage Therapists

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Dr. Scott Cathcart DC,MS

Chiropractor

Dr. Mark Hosko MD

Founder, CEO

Dr. Chase Walters LAc

Acupunturist

We treat all forms of sprain injuries

Ankle Sprains

Knee Sprains

Foot Sprains

Thumb and Wrist Sprains

First degree sprains

Second degree sprains

Third degree sprains

INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?

PIP - Personal Injury Protection and Medical Insurance

*Every driver in Oregon is required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance, frequently called PIP, of at least $15,000 in medical coverage. This coverage is Oregon's version of no-fault insurance.

If you are injured in car accident, you are entitled to the max PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance* regardless of who is at fault. Please contact our clinics for more information regarding medical coverage options you have.

I recommend him highly!

"Dr. Scott Cathcart is a great chiropractor and doctor. His adjustments are excellent and have helped me a lot. Being a chiropractor myself, many of my patients ask who I go to. I recommend him highly!"

Henre H.

Very Knowledgeable

"Dr. Cathcart is super professional and made me feel very comfortable during my adjustments even though I freak out. He is very knowledgeable about anatomy and has great memory, it's been 2 years since I've seen him and he remembered exactly where I had issues before. Helped me stretch too. Great doctor!"

Emily S.

Wonderfully Integrated

"This place is wonderfully integrated between physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage. They really treat your whole body when they address an injury."

Bec B.

Whole Body Health Care

"The people here are amazing. Super kind and they actually listen to you. They've worked with me on payment plans, helped me navigate my work schedule and coordinated whole body health care. I HIGHLY recommend this place!!"

Juniper D.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Urgent Care treat sprains?

Yes, an urgent care facility will utilize x-ray and diagnostic ultrasound to diagnose sprains and strains.  The problem can then be appropriately treated.

Should I go to urgent care for a sprained foot?

Yes, early diagnosis and treatment will allow for the fastest recovery and reduce the chance of chronic discomfort or dysfunction.

How long does it usually take for a sprain to heal?

Significant improvement is usually noticed within the first couple weeks.  However, depending on severity of the injury, full recovery may take a few months and result in ongoing tenderness at the injury site.

Will Urgent Care give me crutches for a sprain?

Yes, if indicated.  Sometimes a splint is used in place of or in addition to crutches.

Should I go to ER for sprained ankle?

Emergency rooms specialize in life threatening illness or injury.  An urgent care is a better and less inexpensive choice.

If there is severe pain and intense bruising around my sprain, should I go to the ER?

Yes, go to the ER for complex diagnostic such as an MRI to rule out an avulsion fracture.

How do you know if a sprain is serious?

Pain, swelling, and bruising are all indicators of severity.

What is the best treatment for sprain injuries?

Rest – stop weight bearing. Ice – intermittently every few hours.  Compress – with an ace wrap during the daytime (not when sleeping).  Elevate -  for the first 2-3 days.

How long do muscle sprains take to heal?

Depending on the site and severity, a few days to a few months.

Can sprains heal on their own?

A grade I sprain can heal on its own within 6 to 8 weeks, dependent on weight-bearing activities.

How do you treat a sprain injury?

Rest – stop weight bearing. Ice – intermittently every few hours.  Compress – with an ace wrap during the daytime (not when sleeping).  Elevate -  for the first 2-3 days.

What is the difference between sprain and strain?

A sprain is damage or irritation to the ligaments, and a strain is damage or irritation to the muscles.

What happens if a sprain is left untreated?

If a sprain is left untreated, scar tissue can develop in the area and cause loss of range of motion in the affected joint.