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Dislocations in Winston-Salem

When an injury causes your bone to move out of its normal position, but not actually break, you suffer from a dislocation. This painful condition requires prompt treatment to ensure you can have a full recovery, and our Winston-Salem urgent care is ready to assist. Because we offer walk-in appointments, you can get prompt help for your injury, without an appointment and without the frustration of a trip to the emergency room.

Do you suspect that you have a dislocation? Get it treated quickly with a visit to our Winston-Salem urgent care at MEDIQ Urgent Care.

Where Do Dislocations Occur?

Dislocations occur after impact injuries. Though they can occur at any joint, the most common locations are:

  • Shoulder
  • Jaw
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Ankle
  • Finger
  • Jaw

If you are suffering symptoms of a dislocation, contact our Winston-Salem urgent care facility for help.

Symptoms of a Dislocation

Determining if an injury caused a dislocation or a break is not always easy. Typically, you will need an X-ray or the help of a medical professional to make this determination. That said, there are some signs that indicate you are suffering from a dislocation, including:

  • Deformity at the injury site. If you dislocate a bone at a joint, you will be able to see that the bone is not where it belongs.
  • Intense pain. Intense pain at the site of the injury is a common indication that you’ve broken a bone. You will feel extreme pain if you try to move the dislocated bone.
  • Swelling and discoloration. Swelling and discoloration at the sight of the dislocation are another sign of a problem.
  • Numbness or tingling in the area near the dislocation. This is particularly common with a dislocated shoulder.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms or have another reason to believe that you have a dislocation, reach out to our Winston-Salem urgent care facility right away.

Treating Dislocations

A dislocated bone requires prompt medical attention. A doctor needs to put the bone back into place, which can be a painful process. We recommend icing the injured site and moving it as little as possible while you wait for treatment.

At your appointment, you will be given an X-ray to rule out any breaks or other damage. Then, your doctor will manually work the bone back into its proper place. This may require the use of a sedative or muscle relaxant to reduce your pain levels. Once the bone is back in place, you should feel a fast reduction in your pain levels.

Skip the waiting room and get seen quickly for a dislocation by visiting our Winston-Salem urgent care at MEDIQ Urgent Care. You can stop in at the first sign of injury without an appointment, or contact us to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.