baseball mittMarch means we’re in the season of birds chirping, flowers blossoming, and spring sports beginning!  

Whether you’re cheering on your student-athlete from the bleachers, or if you’re participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. As a parent or an athlete, it’s important to be aware of injuries that can take you off the field and out of the game.

Some injuries we’ve seen at our urgent care center include:

  • Bumps and scrapes
  • Minor cuts
  • Stitches
  • Ankle/foot sprains
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow

At AFC Urgent Care Fairfield, our urgent care center is fully equipped with an on-site digital x-ray system to diagnose and treat sport injuries for both children and adults.

runningWhile our walk-in clinic equipped to handle a range of common sport and orthopedic injuries, there are cases where athletes visit our urgent care center with concussion symptoms. Depending upon the severity of the concussion, our providers can refer the patient to HeadZone Concussion Care in Shelton, CT.  

HeadZone provides full medical services for recovery management of concussions and post-concussion syndrome for adults and children alike. This includes ImPACT testing, King-Devick testing and concussion evaluations and treatment.

Some of HeadZone’s services include treatment for headaches, oversight of school adjustments, and early use of exercise for speedy recoveries, and baseline screenings.  HeadZone also offers free educational seminars for families, coaches, teams, schools, and community groups.

For more information about what they can treat or about their programs, visit their website at www.head-zone.com.

AFC Urgent Care and HeadZone want to be sure you or your athlete is safe and back on the field this spring sports season!