Painful injuries don’t wait for a convenient time to happen. A bone doesn’t wait to break until normal doctor’s office hours. A diabetic wound doesn’t stop forming on Friday night simply because you can’t see a specialist until Monday morning. An ingrown toenail doesn’t stop hurting because you can’t get an appointment until much later. When you need prompt care from a podiatrist, you can’t afford to wait—which is why Podiatry Associates, P.C. now offers urgent care services.
How Urgent Care Can Help
We offer the ability to provide emergency medical help outside of a hospital ER when you can’t get in to see your regular doctor. Typically this happens when a lingering painful problem can no longer be ignored but your doctor isn’t in, or your injury occurs after normal hours. It’s an alternative to sitting in an emergency room all night when you have a broken toe, a bad cut, or a serious ingrown toenail.
Many different injuries and issues can require urgent treatment, particularly in a highly active state like Colorado. Hiking, rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and other outdoor or extreme sports all come with high risks for accidents and injuries. Most people participate in these hobbies in the evening after work, or on the weekends, when they have more free time. This also means most people will require emergency care outside of normal office hours—thus the need for quality urgent care.
Applying First Aid Right Away
When you have an injury, first aid is the best way to take care of your feet while you prepare for an after-hours visit or wait for a regular appointment. It helps alleviate some pain while preventing infection and reducing any inflammation or swelling. First aid depends on the type of injury. For cuts or puncture wounds, you may need to stop some bleeding and clean the area so it doesn’t get infected. Painfully ingrown toenails will need to be cleaned. You can soak the toe in warm salt water to help alleviate swelling and some discomfort. For injuries like sprains, RICE therapy works well. Resting, icing, using a compression bandage, and keeping the foot elevated minimize swelling and help with some of the pain. This simple home care can help you take care of your lower limbs until an expert podiatrist like Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen sees you.
Urgent Care Offered by Podiatry Associates, P.C.
At Podiatry Associates, P.C., we recognize the need for help from an experienced podiatrist, even after hours. That is why we offer our own urgent care services. We now have special office hours in the evening during the week and on Saturdays. Now when you sprain your ankle, cut a toe, step on a nail, discover an ulcer, break a bone, or simply find you can’t stand that ingrown nail a moment longer, you can call us. If your painful problem is truly urgent, we’ll make sure you are cared for.
Injuries aren’t convenient, but that shouldn’t mean you’re left without care. Podiatry Associates, P.C. is here to help you and your family get the best treatment when you need it. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact our Parker or Castle Pines, CO, offices for more information or an appointment. You can reach us by calling (303) 805-5156, or through our web request form.