Knee Sprains

The knees are one of the joints of the body that endure the highest amount of stress. In addition to allowing you to walk, go up and downstairs, and transport heavy items, for every pound of body weight, your knees receive four times the burden. And, when you add high-impact activities — such as jumping, running, and playing sports — the shock levels are increased. Therefore, you should always ease into these types of activities gradually. This ensures a lower risk of injury. But, what happens when you suddenly start feeling pain and discomfort? Is it a strain? How can Read More..

Is My Thumb Broken or Sprained?

Anyone who’s lived long enough can attest to the fact that hurting your fingers or toes can be an excruciatingly painful experience. For such small body parts, stubbing them will make you yell out in pain. However, in many instances, waiting it out and icing the area will do the trick. But, what happens if you have a more serious injury? What if you’ve sprained or broken your thumb? What are the telltale signs of each type of injury, and what’s the best form of treatment? Anatomy of a Thumb The thumb is the finger with the greatest range of Read More..

When to Go to the ER for Mouth Injuries in Children

Having kids means being on high alert all the time. Why is the house so quiet? What are they up to now? Where did they hide the broom? While being mischievous and adventurous is part of childhood, such antics could also land your kids in the emergency room. What are the most common types of injuries seen in children who visit the ER? And, can some of them be treated at home? 4 Most Common Mouth Injuries in Children 1. Lips These injuries are very common in children — and, since there are so many blood vessels in the area, Read More..

COVID-19: A Status Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Since March 2020, the entire country has been in a state of confusion about the coronavirus pandemic. Although news coverage originally started back in November 2019, it hadn’t hit our country yet, so it was easy to put it on the back burner. As the virus reached our shores and states started ordering restrictions and lockdowns, it was time to take notice. But, what exactly are concerned citizens supposed to do? Every day, there are new reports — some of them contradicting each other. Some government officials have given the green light to reopen businesses, while health experts are warning Read More..

Broken Collarbone

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Common Grilling Injuries

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Lawn Mower Injuries in Children

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Wrist Sprains vs Fractures: How to Tell the Difference

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Emergency Room IV Fluids for Dehydration

There are several things that come to mind when most people think about dehydration. These may include hot summer days, not drinking enough water, and over-exercising without replenishing electrolytes. But, do you know what happens to the body when it’s dehydrated? And, do you know how to recognize symptoms? When can it be relieved by drinking fluids, and how do you know if you need to go to the Emergency Room? What is dehydration? Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than what it needs to function properly. While it’s normal to lose fluids through sweating, spitting, urinating, and Read More..

Ankle Sprains vs Fractures: How to Tell the Difference

Living life comes with fun times as well as responsibilities. And, whether you’re doing physically demanding work, participating in a sport that makes you happy, or you suffer an accident — sometimes — those experiences result in injury. But, how can you tell whether you’ve sprained or fractured an ankle? What can you do to treat it? And, is there any way of preventing it from happening again? Ankle Sprains Sprained ankles occur when you roll, twist, or turn your ankle suddenly. It can happen when power walking, running, or landing after a jump. If such a movement causes the Read More..