Most doctors recommend that you see a doctor at least once a year for a checkup, but there are some times that you will need urgent care. Sports injuries are one of the most common reasons for a visit to urgent care. How do you know when you should seek health care for sports injuries? This video provided by emergency doctors outlines when you should be seeking help for sports injuries.

This video contains valuable information that anyone that exercises or who participates in sports should watch. There are some sports injuries that obviously need care immediately. For example, an obvious bone fracture is something that needs to be evaluated immediately by a medical professional. Other injuries like a swollen ankle or muscle pain, are not as obvious but still need a visit with the sports medicine doctor. This video discusses the type of injuries that need to be evaluated in an emergency room.

The video also provides tips for avoiding injuries caused by exercise and participation in sports. Recognizing when to visit the doctor after an injury is essential to your overall health. Watch this video to learn more about injuries from exercise and sports and when you should seek medical care for those injuries.