Make MD Now Urgent Care Your PokéStop for Pokémon Go Injuries

Catching a Pokémon a day does not keep the doctor away.

The popular game that sends users on an outdoor, virtual hunt has led to many real-life injuries.

Don’t believe it? One user in California tweeted an x-ray showing he broke his collarbone from the game.

Another one wrote: “My brother went to catch a Pokémon and ended up with a sprained ankle.

From sunburns and blisters, to fractured and broken bones, remember that MD Now offers fast treatment for poké-related injuries.

Sunburn

Before spending hours outside in the sun trying to track down rare creatures, make sure to apply sunscreen. Choose a sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher and carry some with you to reapply every two hours.

For additional protection, gamers should think about wearing sun-protective clothing such as hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts.

If your Pokémon-catching adventures do lead to a bad burn, MD Now’s 26 South Florida locations offer sunburn remedies to instantly soothe scorched skin and help the healing process.

Blisters

Pokémon Go is so addicting that people will walk over ten miles in a day to nab a monster. While players benefit from all of the unintentional exercise they get while playing the game, going the distance can be a real pain if you’re not wearing the right clothing.

To avoid painful blisters, ditch the cotton socks, which soak up sweat and moisture and, as a result, are most likely to cause blisters. Try nylon socks instead, which allow your skin to breathe. A wool blend sock actually pulls moisture away from feet.

Don’t forget to carry blister bandages to provide some extra cushion on those blister-prone spots. Most blisters heal on their own in about a week or two. 

Sprains, Fractures, and Broken Bones:

Remember to pay attention to your surroundings. It may sound like common sense, but many players have been injured for forgetting to look up when crossing the street or stepping down from a curb. If you’re wearing headphones, keep the music to a level where you can hear traffic and things around you.

Symptoms of a strain usually include pain, swelling, muscle spasms, and difficulty moving the affected muscle. Broken bones and fractures will lead to intense pain in the area of the injury and require immediate attention.

If any of these injuries do occur, a doctor at your nearest MD Now urgent care centers will ensure that you’re properly evaluated and receive the necessary medical attention and appropriate treatment.

Stay tuned…

Certain MD Now Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers are located quite close to PokéStops and we will be rolling out exciting offers for trainers soon!

MD Now is Your Source for the Highest-Quality Care

Discover the caring, convenient, and cost-efficient treatment that can always be found at MD Now. All of our locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, 365 days a year, and operate on a walk-in, no-appointment basis to conveniently suit your schedule. With 26 locations throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, quality care is always within your reach. For the South Florida locations nearest you, visit https://www.mymdnow.com/locations. 

To learn more about our urgent care centers, call 888-MDNow-911 or visit www.MDNow.com.

MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services. Find the medical care you need with the convenience you want at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: www.MDNow.com.