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Minor Injuries

Temecula Medical Group

Concierge Primary Care & Wellness Clinic located in Temecula, CA

Treating a minor injury right away is necessary to prevent complications like infection. At the Temecula Medical Group in Temecula, California, Richard Rawson, DO, and his team treat all kinds of minor injuries. The practice’s in-house lab and imaging capabilities give the team the tools to quickly deliver an accurate diagnosis and prompt care. To learn more, call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online.

Minor Injuries Q & A

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries are mild cuts, scrapes, or fractures that require care from a physician but aren’t severe enough to send you to a hospital emergency room. The Temecula Medical Group has an in-house lab to diagnose and treat various minor injuries, whether twisted ankle or cut finger.

What are minor injuries?

The most common minor injuries the Temecula Medical Group treats include:

  • Lacerations (cuts, scrapes, and abrasions)
  • Minor burns that only cover a small portion of skin
  • Bruises and small sores
  • Sprains and strains
  • Small bone fractures

Temecula Medical Group maintains a state-of-the-art urgent care center, allowing them to treat walk-in patients needing prompt care for minor injuries.

How are minor injuries diagnosed?

The team usually diagnoses minor injuries with a quick visual exam. If you have a cut, bruise, or burn, they can often begin treatment right away. Other common injuries, like sprains, strains, and minor bone fractures, usually require further investigation.

The Temecula Medical Group can order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to diagnose fractures and soft-tissue injuries. Sometimes, they’ll recommend blood work if you have an unexplained injury, like a slow-healing bruise or sore.

How are minor injuries treated?

Proper evaluation is essential when treating minor injuries. Visiting the team after an injury helps prevent infection and promote healing. In many instances, rest, ice, elevation, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are enough to properly treat your injury.

Other common treatments for minor injuries include:

  • Stitches
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Antibiotic ointments
  • Clean bandage
  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

The Temecula Medical Group can also refer you to a specialist if you need surgery or specialized treatment for your injury.

How do I know if I need minor injury treatment?

While many minor injuries heal on their own, some don’t. Signs that you need professional minor injury treatment include:

  • Pain that gets worse
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Obvious deformity
  • Bruise that doesn’t heal
  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Restricted mobility

The team can evaluate your injury without referring you to an outside lab or imaging center. These in-house services, including an urgent care center, are less time-consuming and costly than traveling to a separate facility.

Call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about available treatments for minor injuries.