Ball Field Battle Wounds - Injury Preparedness Tips for Parents

Expert Advice from OrthoExpress Urgent Care

October 15, 2019

In spite of the very best injury prevention plan, some ballfield injuries will occur. From a child turning an ankle around 3rd base, or a parent stepping off the bleachers, to dislocating a finger sliding into home or picking up a grounder, OrthoExpress is ready to help you get the fast orthopedic injury care that you need. Here are 3 tips to prepare for the moment an injury occurs.

Most injuries occur during practice, in the evenings, or on the weekends, leaving you to provide care as best you can, until you can get worked in to see a physician. You may even have to consider a visit an ER.

OrthoExpress is ready to provide immediate walk-in urgent care for athletes and anyone that endures an orthopedic injury on or off the ball field. OrthoExpress is open 7 days a week, offering access to orthopedic specialists in the evenings and on the weekends when injuries most occur. If you experience an injury, contact OrthoExpress to let us know you are on your way or just walk-in.

Here are 3 tips to make sure you’re ready and equipped for any eventual injuries.

  1. Keep an Injury Kit on hand.
    Here’s a recommended list of items that should be in your first-aid kit in the event an injury occurs.
    • Ice or Impact Ice Bags
    • Splint Material
    • Plastic Bags
    • Scissors
    • Band-Aids
    • Athletic Tape/Gauze
    • Antibiotic Tape
    • Q-Tips/Cotton Swabs
    • Antibiotic Ointment
    • Safety Pins
    • Tweezers
    • Telephone
    • Rubber Gloves
    • Medical Release Form
    • Towel
  1. Know where the nearest phone is. (Keep your phone with your kit.) More importantly, since you will be staying with an injured athlete on the field, make sure your players know where the nearest phone is.
  2. Know who to call – If life-threatening emergencies occur, call 9-1-1. OrthoExpress provides specialized orthopedic injury care for non-life threatening injuries most typical with ballfield accidents. Save OrthoExpress in your phone contacts 205.677.0001 now.

Let us know you are on your way in order to help us keep a lookout for your arrival and assist you in getting treatment as quickly as possible.

OrthoExpress Urgent Care
Shelby County’s only immediate injury care clinic

Open M-F 10 am to 8 pm
and weekends 1 pm to 6 pm

104 Chelsea Point Dr
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 677-0001



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