Injuries services offered in The Loop, Chicago, IL

The Michigan Avenue Primary Care team in The Loop of downtown Chicago, Illinois, are trusted primary care providers with experience treating different types of injuries. They understand that injuries can happen unexpectedly and disrupt your daily life. Whether it’s a minor sprain or a more serious injury, the team is here to provide comprehensive care and support. From diagnosis to treatment, they strive to help you recover quickly and safely. Call the office or request an appointment online today. 

Injuries Q & A

What are common types of injuries?

Injuries come in many forms, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more severe fractures and sprains. Some common types of injuries include:

Sprains and Strains 

These occur when ligaments (sprains) or muscles and tendons (strains) are stretched or torn, often resulting from sudden movements or overexertion.


Fractures occur when there is a break or crack in a bone, typically caused by trauma or excessive force.

Cuts and Abrasions

These injuries involve damage to the skin, often caused by sharp objects or friction.


Burns can result from exposure to heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation, causing damage to the skin and underlying tissues.

When should I see a doctor for my injury?

It’s essential to seek medical attention for your injury if you experience any of the following:

  1. Severe Pain: If you are experiencing intense or persistent pain, it may indicate a more serious underlying injury that requires medical evaluation.
  2. Swelling or Bruising: Significant swelling or bruising around the injured area may indicate tissue damage or a fracture.
  3. Limited Range of Motion: If you are unable to move the injured area or experience decreased mobility, it’s important to see a doctor for further evaluation.

How are injuries treated?

The treatment for an injury depends on its type and severity. The Michigan Avenue Primary Care team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of action. Treatment options may include:

  1. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE): This approach is often used for minor sprains and strains to reduce pain and swelling.
  2. Medication: Over-the-counter or prescription medications may be recommended to alleviate pain and inflammation.
  3. Physical Therapy: For more severe injuries or to aid in recovery, physical therapy exercises and techniques may be prescribed to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  4. Bracing or Casting: In cases of fractures or severe sprains, immobilization with a brace or cast may be necessary to promote healing.
  5. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be required to repair damaged tissues or stabilize fractures.

At Michigan Avenue Primary Care, the team is committed to providing compassionate care and effective treatment for all types of injuries. If you have suffered an injury, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment by phone or online. Your health and well-being are the team’s top priorities.