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Sprains & Minor Burns

Sprains, burns, and lacerations are common events that may need medical attention but may not need a visit to the emergency room. There are times when a minor strain or burn can be self-treated at home by simply taking over-the-counter meds and resting the injured body part. Other times, you may need to apply ice or a compress to the area. First-degree burns may need wet compresses, petroleum jelly and be covered by a nonstick bandage to protect the area from infection. There are time when applying a bandage can do more harm than good if it is not done properly. The rule of thumb is that if you are only swelling or bruising, your pain is manageable and you can move the area a little, you can treat the sprain at home. Nevertheless, it is always recommended that you visit your primary care provider if you need a professional to take a look at it, especially if several days have passed and your injury does not seem to improve.

Sprain Treatment
We treat mild-to-moderate ankle sprains and strains in our office to provide support and prevent subsequent sprains during your daily activities. A sprain is an injury to the tendons, often around your ankle, foot, wrist, thumb, knee, leg or back, while a strain occurs when a ligament is overstretched. If you feel numbness or tingling and your injury needs medical attention you might try to come to our office. However, if the injured area looks bent, swollen, discolored, and you cannot put weight on it, please go to an urgent care immediately as you may have a fracture.

Rest • Ice • Compression • Elevate

Fractures Treatment
We treat wounds and minor injuries to prevent infections. Please visit our office if you have a wound that does not stop bleeding, with a foreign object inside, are experiencing swelling or bruising, or are unable to bear weight on it. You can receive medical treatment quickly and efficient if you have a minor broken bone in your fingers or toes, mild to moderate back pain, small cuts or lacerations, sprains or strains, minor burns, or black eyes.

Bracing • Splinting • Activity Modification • Cleaning • Pain Reliever

Burn Treatment
Minor burns can be safely managed by our primary care providers and considerably influence your healing. Burns can produce inflammation, pain, tenderness, and infection, making your body susceptible to the presence of harmful microorganisms in the blood or other tissues, which can lead to malfunction of organs and even death. During your visit, we will assess for infection, healing and provide proper would care. We will update your tetanus immunization if your wound is deeper that a superficial burn. We may also refer you for surgery to help prevent or lessen scarring and contractures.

Clothing • Cooling • Cleaning • Chemoprophylaxis • Covering • Comforting

Reasons To Visit The ER
Broken bones
Loss of consciousness
Bone protrusion
Uncontrollable bleeding
Severe pain
Common Minor Injuries
Cuts and bruises
Insect and animal bites
Sprains and strains
Minor Injuries

Minor injuries happen to people of all ages and can include scrapes, cuts, bruises, sprains, and strains. We routinely take care of minor injuries in our office and clean and bandage scrapes and burns, evaluate, and treat strains, sprains, insect and animal bites, and remove stitches.

Addiction Treatment Facility

Wilmington Mental Health provides in-person drug or alcohol addiction treatment and complies with LegitScript’s certification standards, which helps ensure transparency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our outpatient substance abuse program is suitable for people with jobs or extensive social supports, is low-intensity, and offers more than just drug education or relapse prevention. Our program is comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness and adapts to your individual characteristics and needs.