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Common Injuries Specialist

Passaic Medical & Wellness -  - General Practitioner

Passaic Medical & Wellness

General Practitioners located in Passaic, NJ

Common injuries include cuts, bruises, sprains, and strains, which often benefit from prompt medical attention. If you injure yourself but don’t need emergency care at the hospital, the experienced team at Passaic Medical & Wellness in Passaic, New Jersey, can deal with most forms of common injuries. The highly-qualified staff members have extensive experience of repairing wounds and making common injury pain go away for adults and children, so call Passaic Medical & Wellness today or book an appointment using the online tool.

Common Injuries Q & A

What are common injuries?

Common injuries are the kinds of bumps, scrapes, and other ways that you can damage yourself. It could be accidentally cutting yourself with a sharp knife when you’re preparing dinner, slipping on an icy winter’s day, or straining too hard to reach a shot in racquetball.

Common injuries can also happen slowly over time because you’re putting extra strain on one part of your body. For instance, if you’re a keen runner, you might start to experience aching in your leg because years of running on a hard surface have generated many tiny microfractures in your bones.

What are the most common injuries?

Some of the most common injuries seen by the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness include:

Back pain or strains

Back and neck pain is most often due to a simple muscle strain that heals with a few days rest and gentle movement. Sometimes back pain is caused by problems that need medical attention, such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Radiculopathy (trapped nerves)

Leaving back pain too long or getting inadequate treatment can cause it to develop into a chronic pain problem, so if your pain is severe or lasts more than a couple of days, you should visit Passaic Medical & Wellness.

Knee, shoulder, and ankle sprains

Sprains are injuries to the ligaments that attach bones to other bones. If pushed beyond their limits, ligaments can stretch or tear, causing pain and affecting mobility. Ligament sprains are a common type of sporting injury. Strains are a different type of injury, affecting the tendons which attach muscles to bones.

Crush injuries

Crush injuries can happen for all sorts of reasons, from slamming your fingers in the door to being involved in a serious auto accident. For non-emergency crush injuries, the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness can repair the wounds and help you regain function in the affected area.

Simple lacerations

Lacerations are cuts, which often happen when people are handling knives or other sharp objects. Deep wounds that sever nerves and connective tissues need specialist surgery, but the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness can expertly stitch up simple lacerations quickly for you.

Falls (from less than 7 feet)

Falls from chairs, stepladders, or horseback are very common, as are slips and trips that result in you falling over. Falls often cause bruising and lacerations, as well as musculoskeletal injuries like sprains and strains. If you hit your head when you fall, you should have a checkup at Passaic Medical & Wellness in case you have a concussion, even if you feel fine.

Foreign body

Splinters in your finger, grit in your eye, a contact lens that won’t come out, your child swallowing a toy; these are all examples of how a foreign body can cause common injuries. It’s important to see the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness to remove a foreign body before it causes further damage or gets infected.

If you or your child suffers an injury that doesn’t require emergency medical attention, call Passaic Medical & Wellness, or book an appointment using the online tool.