Due to the pandemic we are focused on testing during the hours of 9am-3pm. All other patients will be seen from 8am-9am and 3pm-5pm at our urgent care center by appointment only. Please call our center to schedule an appointment.

Spring Sports Injuries

It is officially spring sport season! We wanted to offer some advice to avoid spring sport injuries.

1) Sport Physical: Many organizations and schools require this, but in the off chance they do not, it is still a smart idea to receive a physical to ensure the child is able to participate.

2) Warm up: If you have not been physically active prior to starting a sport, it is a good idea to warm up a few weeks before to prevent injuries. It is also a good idea to warm up muscles immediately before practice or a game.

3) Stay Hydrated: This can help prevent injuries. A dehydrated body is more prone to injury. Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a game or practice.

4) Maintain a healthy diet: Diet is key. Eat healthy and always eat a breakfast. Avoid eating a few hours before strenuous physical activity.

If an injury should occur, AFC Urgent Care in Malden MA is there to help. We are a urgent care clinic with a walk-in environment. We never require an appointment and you will always be seen by a board-certified physician. Visit us today at 219 Centre St in Malden MA or call 781-322-7300.