Urgent-care facility sees rise in injuries from people falling on ice
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP/WICS) —
The ice accumulation in Springfield over the weekend led to several urgent-care facility visits.
Memorial ExpressCare said up to 40 percent of the visits they receive are injuries from falls on the ice.
They also said these injuries are rather common anytime there is a winter blast and that people should take extra caution when walking if it is icy.
If they are to injure themselves, it is important to get it taken care of sooner rather than later.
"A lot of injuries don't end up showing their true nature until day two or three," Memorial Express Care Registered Nurse Andrew David said. "So, it's important to just come in and make sure that there's nothing out of place or maybe there's a bone fragment that you're not going to suspect."
While falls on the ice are common, the express care nurses advise young children and the elderly to get checked out right away as they are the most likely ages to sustain damaging injuries.