The 3 Most Common Types of Injuries Seen at Rapid Orthopedic Care

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, we pride ourselves on quick and professional orthopaedic care. Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care (ROC) facilities in Olympia and Lacey are the best option when you want immediate diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. The Orthopaedic Specialists at ROC treat many types of orthopedic injuries and three most common are:

#1: Sprains and Strains

A sprain is overstretching or tearing of ligaments—the thick bands that connect bones.

A strain is overstretching or tearing of tendons—the tissues that connect muscles to bones.

All joints of the body have ligaments and tendons that may be sprained or strained, but the most common areas that experience such injuries are the following:

  • Ankle
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist

At ROC, our orthopaedic specialists quickly diagnose and treat sprains and strains. They prescribe a variety of treatments that can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), immobilization, physical therapy and other treatment options to decrease swelling and pain and speed up recovery.

#2: Closed Fractures

A fracture or broken bone is a common injury and our specialists diagnose and treat many types of fractures. Fractures of the ankle, wrist, arm and leg are most common, especially among those engaged in physical labor or sports.

Please note that if you have sustained a fracture where the bone is visible or protruding from the skin, this is an injury that needs to be treated immediately in an Emergency Room.

Our specialists prescribe a variety of treatment options to decrease pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with fractures. They usually treat fractures by immobilizing them in a splint, cast, or removable brace/boot, which can be fitted on-site at our locations in Olympia and Lacey.

#3: Back and Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries can happen to anyone and are not always associated with an accident or sudden injury. Many causes of back and neck pain can be treated at ROC including the following:

  • A sprain or strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • A herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis

Patients with back and neck injuries or pain save an incredible amount of time when they choose ROC over a traditional urgent care facility or the emergency room. They receive an immediate diagnosis and treatment plan.

What To Do If You Have Been Injured

If you have sustained an injury and would like immediate orthopaedic care, please don’t hesitate to visit our ROC locations in Olympia and Lacey.

You do not need to make an appointment and your injury will be diagnosed and treated in sixty minutes or less. We offer extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience as well as onsite X-ray. If you have any questions before you come in, please give us a call at (360) 754-ROCC (7622).

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