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May 18, 2018

5 Major Advantages of Urgent Care over Emergency Departments The first Urgent Care centers opened in the 1970s and are recommended for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries which are not life-threatening, still requires immediate attention and proves to be a very good alternative to hospital emergency rooms. If you are not in a life threatening situation, an Urgent Care center will provide you with right care, at the right price, with the right level of convenience. Advantages of Urgent Care over Emergency Room 1. Saves Time: Generally the wait time in Urgent Care clinics is usually much shorter as one can be expected to see a provider in usually 30 minutes or less as compared to Emergency Rooms. Urgent Care centres are open beyond typical office hours in rural, urban and suburban areas. The range of services provided are very safe and efficacious and are much broader in nature to make the life of the patient more comfortable and convenient. In comparison to Emergency Rooms which are ope

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March 7, 2018

Ankle sprains are a common injury, particularly among people who play sports. According to a study published in March 2015 by the “World Journal of Orthopedics,” approximately 2 million ankle sprains occur each year in the United States. This injury can lead to long-term effects, such as ongoing ankle pain, instability, weakness, stiffness and swelling. These side effects are more likely to occur when the initial injury is not treated appropriately. Persistent Pain Persistent pain is the most common long-term effect of a sprained ankle. A September 2013 research review published in the “Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy” indicated that up to one-third of people report pain lasting a year or longer after an ankle sprain. This pain might be related to additional injury that occurs with the ankle sprain, such as damage to tendons that hold muscles to the ankle bones. A sprain might also cause ankle damage that provokes breakdown of the padding between bones in the joint. Eventually the bones can rub against each other, causing arthritic pain. Pain might be managed with heat, ice or antiinflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin. Joint Instability Ligaments

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