When you or someone in your family experiences pain or injury of the bones, joints or muscles, where do you decide to go? Do you head to the emergency room of your local hospital? Do you make an appointment with your general practitioner? If you are like many families, you may often choose to go to the best immediate care clinic in your area that specializes in orthopedics. While emergency rooms are useful for true emergencies and doctor appointments are good for checkups and maintenance, the best immediate care clinics are often the best choice for orthopedic urgent care. With long wait times and greater expense, the emergency room is certainly not the most budget-friendly choice, so it is best to avoid that option unless you are facing a true emergency. Yet, if the issue is urgent, your family doctor may not have an opening in time or may not be equipped to properly treat the sprain, strain or fracture.
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