American River Urgent Care
Urgent Care located in Orangevale, CA
A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. Whether you have a repetitive-motion injury, a torn muscle, or wound, American River Urgent Care in Orangevale, California, offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for work-related injuries. A lab with X-rays is conveniently located onsite. Call today, or book a consultation online.
Work Related Injuries Q & A
What are common work-related injuries?
On-the-job injuries can happen to almost anyone. The type of injury often depends on the nature of your work, but the chief injuries that keep workers off the job are:
- Sprains, strains, or tears
- Pain or soreness
- Cuts, lacerations, or puncture wounds
In addition, overexertion — meaning repetitive motions or lifting and lowering objects — accounts for about one-third of workplace injuries leading to lost work-days.
How soon should I see a doctor after a work-related injury?
Attempting to tough it out following a workplace injury may result in even more damage and a longer recovery time. If you’ve been hurt at work, American River Urgent Care offers rapid diagnosis with walk-in appointments and a convenient onsite lab.
The team routinely handles workplace injuries. Their goal is to set you on the path to recovery.
How are work-related injuries diagnosed?
Your provider begins by taking a detailed medical history, asking about pre-existing medical conditions, your use of medications or alcohol, and psychosocial factors such as on-the-job stress. For example, research has linked a stressful work environment with a higher risk of shoulder injuries and pain.
Your provider asks you to describe your symptoms, including when they started. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need diagnostic tests. American River Urgent Care provides digital X-ray services and other diagnostic tools to appropriately assess your injury.
Your provider works with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help promote proper healing, so you can get back to work quickly.
How are work-related injuries treated?
The team at American River Urgent Care tailors your treatment to your injury. If necessary, they may recommend you recover at home or may clear you to return to work with reduced duties and workplace accommodations until you’re fully recovered.
If you’re in pain, your provider may recommend managing the pain with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Occasionally, severe acute pain may require stronger medications such as prescription opioids.
However, opioids, as well as benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants, are associated with reduced alertness, sedation, and cognitive limitations. Taking them may prevent you from returning to work. Whether you can do so depends on your employer’s policies.
If you’ve been injured on the job, call today, or book a consultation online at American River Urgent Care.