Minor Injuries

Urgent Care located in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO
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Minor Injuries services offered in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO

Most people have nearly 10,000 minor injuries over their lifetimes, so you’ll likely need urgent care at some point. At Urgent CareX in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado, the experienced urgent care specialists offer in-office treatment for a variety of minor injuries. Avoid the hospital and get expert care by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online scheduler now. 

Minor Injuries Q&A

What are minor injuries?


Minor injuries are those that aren’t severe or life-threatening. Although minor injuries don’t require emergency care, they need prompt attention because the injury can worsen, or complications, like infection, could develop without the proper care.


In general, a minor injury causes discomfort and doesn’t resolve quickly on its own. If you have a minor injury and aren’t sure whether to treat it at home or come into the office, reach out to Urgent CareX for personalized advice.

What are some common minor injuries?


Some common minor injuries are:


  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Skin punctures
  • Foreign bodies in skin
  • Sprains, like sprained ankle
  • Muscle strains
  • Bruises
  • Animal bites
  • Insect bites
  • Joint dislocations
  • Mild scalds and burns
  • Simple bone fractures


Urgent CareX also treats other non-injury problems, like upper respiratory conditions and urinary tract infections (UTIs), on an urgent care basis.

How does minor injury care work?


When you arrive at Urgent CareX with a minor injury, you’ll discuss the injury and your symptoms. Your provider also reviews your medical history, particularly any history of similar injuries. 


Your provider performs a physical exam to diagnose your injury, and they may request X-rays or other imaging tests to accurately determine the extent of the injury. 


Generally, you’ll receive medical care for your injury on the spot. That may involve approaches such as:


  • Wound disinfection
  • Laceration repair
  • Stabilizing a fracture with a splint or brace
  • Topical antibiotics or other substances


You may receive a prescription, like oral antibiotics or a topical ointment, to use at home. If your injury is more complex, Urgent CareX may refer you to another facility for advanced care.

For example, if you have a displaced fracture, in which the bones are severely misaligned or in multiple pieces, you could need to see an orthopedic medicine specialist. 

What happens as I recover from a minor injury?

Urgent CareX provides complete instructions for your recovery, including detailed directions about taking care of your injury and returning to work and regular activities. You’ll return to the practice after a week or so for a follow-up appointment. 


Urgent CareX provides efficient urgent care for minor injuries provided by professional and compassionate providers that care about your recovery. Walk-ins are available for injuries, and you can also call the office or click on the online booking tool to make an appointment now.