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Injuries Specialist

Thirlby Clinic, PLC

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Traverse City, MI

Every year, nearly 40 million Americans see the doctor for injuries. An injury can change everything in an instant, leaving you in serious pain and often unable to function normally. When you’re injured, you can rely upon Thirlby Clinic, PLC, in Traverse City, Michigan, for quick compassionate medical attention from the group of experienced internal medicine providers. Book an appointment online or by phone today.

Injuries Q & A

What are some common injuries in adults?

Some of the most common kinds of injuries in adults are: 

  • Sports injuries
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Trip-and-fall injuries
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Workplace injuries

At Thirlby Clinic, PLC, the experienced specialists are internal medicine experts, which means they specialize in adult injuries. If you’re aged 20-100, and you suffer an injury, the team’s here for you. 

What should I do if I’m injured?

When you’re injured, start RICE right away. That means:


Stop moving or using the injured body part right away. Continued use can aggravate the damaged tissue, potentially worsening your injury.


Apply an ice pack to your injury, which reduces pain and swelling.


If possible, apply an elastic bandage lightly around the injured area. This reduces swelling and may help with pain, too.


Prop the injured body part up above heart level. This helps redirect fluid away from your injury and prevents swelling. 

The RICE measures are a good short-term solution, but most injuries require professional care to ensure proper tissue healing. 

Reach out to Thirlby Clinic, PLC, as soon as possible after you’re injured. The team sees injured patients on an as-needed basis, so they’ll get you in to see the doctor as quickly as possible. 

What if I’m injured after office hours?

If you’re injured after office hours, you can call the main Thirlby Clinic, PLC, office number, and follow the prompts to page the physician on call. 

You can also proceed immediately to Munson Urgent Care at Munson Community Health Center, Walk-in Clinic, or Munson Medical Center emergency room, all located in Traverse City. 

If you receive medical care at any of these facilities, your regular Thirlby Clinic, PLC, doctor still manages your follow-up care. 

How are injuries treated?

Injury treatment focuses on stabilizing the injury to start the healing process. Your care may include a variety of different protocols, including options such as medication, immobilization devices, activity modification, and physical therapy. 

As long as you respond to an injury quickly, you can often avoid more complex solutions like surgery. 

Thirlby Clinic, PLC, offers injury treatment with true care. Book your appointment by calling the office or schedule an appointment online today.