Injuries

Injuries

When you experience an injury, you need medical attention immediately. Avoid inconvenient, over crowded ER's with extensive wait times and inflated charges.

Walk-in at Emediate Cure®, and you’ll find a caring, board-certified staff member ready to provide you the care you need when you need it. From cuts to back pain and beyond, our staff has the experience and training to treat your injuries–without the long wait times.

Walk-ins are always welcome–our facility is equipped with the latest technology and experienced staff eagerly waiting to serve you.

Listed below are some of the injuries we treat here at Emediate Cure®:

Sprains, Strains and Bone Fractures

A sprain is an injury to a ligament or joint capsule, which acts like a protective sleeve around a joint. A strain involves injury to a muscle, tendon or group of connected muscles and tendons. Both sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries.

A closed fracture is a bone injury that does not break the skin. This is different from an open fracture, which breaks the skin and requires emergency treatment, usually surgery.

Whether you’ve experienced a sprain, strain or closed fracture, Emediate Cure can quickly provide treatment.

Cuts, Gashes & Lacerations

A cut, or laceration, is a wound that opens or breaks the skin. It is a very common soft tissue injury. Most cuts happen accidentally from activities like cooking, yard work, playing sports or using machinery.

Symptoms of a deep cut include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Most cuts are minor, don’t require medical attention and heal quickly. However, deep cuts can damage underlying tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels and bones. It can take several weeks for a deep cut to heal. If you have had a deep cut or other injury, you can trust your complete wound care and recovery with our team at Emediate Cure.

Animal & Insect Bites

Animal bites typically happen when an animal feels threatened. This is true of both wild animals and domestic pets. However, pets are responsible for most animal bites.

While insect bites are often associated with summer and time outdoors, bites can happen throughout the year, indoors and outside. Common biting insects include mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs, mites, head lice and chiggers. Like ticks, spiders are arachnids and not insects, but they can also deliver painful and sometimes dangerous bites.

Bites usually cause only minor injury, especially if they don’t break the skin. Those with broken skin have the potential to become infected. With broken skin, there is a risk of a bite becoming infected.

Signs of possible infection include redness, swelling, warmth or oozing from the wound. Bites can also cause other problems, such as scarring and emotional trauma, and they can also lead to rabies (more so with wild animal bites).  If you are concerned about your animal or insect bite please know that the team at Emediate Cure is here to care for you and your family.

Rashes

One of the best parts of the spring and summer months is being able to spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, the warmer seasons see a spike in skin rashes as heat, various plant life, and chemicals found in sunscreen, bug spray, laundry detergent, lotions, and fabrics may cause rashes for many people. Most rashes can be treated at home, but occasionally a severe or persistent rash may require a trip to Emediate Cure quick care for treatment and fast relief.

Burns

Heat, chemical, or electrical injury to the skin, nerves, blood vessels, and internal organs can cause burns. Burns that involve the hands, face, feet, genitals, or cover an extremity are particularly dangerous. First-degree burns cause red skin and local pain only. Sunburn is an example of a first-degree burn. Second-degree burns cause blisters and have more pronounced swelling.

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Emediate Cure Quick Care

1039 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood, IL 60586
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P: 815.733.5952
Located on Rt. 59 two blocks north of
Black Rd. next to Massage Envy facing
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