Minor Injuries

Montgomery Family Care

Family Medicine located in Mt Sterling, KY

Injuries are common, but some need medical treatment to heal properly. If you have minor injuries, family medicine physician Taufik Kassis, MD, and his exceptional team at Montgomery Family Care can help. They treat common injuries suffered by patients of all ages. Call the office in Mt Sterling, Kentucky, or schedule an appointment online today.

Minor Injuries Q&A

What are minor injuries?

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Minor injuries are not life-threatening, but some require medical attention to heal quickly and correctly. Common minor injuries include:

  • Minor burns
  • Small lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Sports or workplace injuries

The Montgomery Family Care team treats minor injuries, offering same-day appointments and working with workers’ compensation patients.

Do I need treatment for minor injuries?

If you suffer an injury that causes heavy bleeding or severe or ongoing pain, you need medical attention. If you’re unsure whether your injury is minor or needs treatment by a primary care provider, call the Montgomery Family Care office. The friendly staff members happily assist you and let you know if you require more than simple home care.

What happens during my appointment?

During visits with the Montgomery Family Care team, their first priority is relieving your pain. Your provider then checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They talk with you about your symptoms and medical history and evaluate your injury.

Montgomery Family Care offers on-site X-rays and ultrasounds to obtain in-depth images of an injury before personalizing a treatment that’s best for you. They could suggest you complete blood and urine tests and other diagnostic tests.

What are the common treatments for minor injuries?

The common treatments for minor injuries include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to speed up healing after a minor injury include rest, ice, elevation, and compression (RICE) therapy. Get plenty of sleep, drink a lot of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.

Fracture care

Minor fractures often need a splint, brace, or cast. The Montgomery Family Care team lets you know how to best care for a minor fracture.

Wound care

Wound care at Montgomery Family Care includes debridement (removing damaged tissues), stitches, antibiotics, and specialized bandages.

Bracing

Wearing a brace, splint, or sling while an injury heals can speed up recovery and reduce your risk of developing further problems.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy strengthens injured tissues, reduces pain, enhances healing, and reduces your risk of re-injury. 

Specialist referrals

Montgomery Family Care providers can refer you to a specialist if you need surgery to repair tissue damage.

 

Call the Montgomery Family Care office or book an appointment online today if you or a family member suffers a minor injury.