Minor Injuries

Urgent Care located in Edinburg and Mcallen, TX
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Minor Injuries services offered in Edinburg and Mcallen, TX

If you have an injury that isn’t life-threatening but requires same-day treatment, you can rely on RGV Urgent Care Clinic in Edinburg, McAllen, and Alamo, Texas, for exceptional care. Carlos Moreno, MD, and his skilled team offer highly effective treatments for minor injuries to help you recover properly with a low risk of complications. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Minor Injuries Q&A

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries may need medical attention but aren’t life-threatening. The RGV Urgent Care Clinic team offers advanced wound care, fracture care, and treatments for other common injuries you or a loved one may encounter at some point. 

Examples of minor injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Bites
  • Abscesses
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Burns 
  • Mild concussions

Common symptoms of minor injuries include swelling, bruising, pain, and visible musculoskeletal deformities. 

Which minor injuries do I have?

To determine the type and extent of your injury, the RGV Urgent Care Clinic team discusses your symptoms and examines the site of your injury. They may also recommend a tissue swab, urine testing, blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

How are minor injuries treated?

Depending on the type of injury you have, your RGV Urgent Care Clinic provider could recommend one or more of the following:

RICE therapy

Things you can do at home to help minor injuries heal include rest, ice or heat packs, compression, and elevation (RICE).


Stitches are biocompatible threads used to close large or gaping wounds with minimal scarring.


Like stitches, staples also close open wounds to stop bleeding, enhance healing, and minimize the risk of complications. 

Dermabond® skin glue

Dermabond skin glue closes minor cuts or lacerations using adhesive instead of staples or stitches. 

Incision and drainage

Incision and drainage used for abscesses allows your specialist to safely drain fluid-filled sacs to ease pain and enhance healing, while minimizing infections and scarring.

Splinting, bracing, or casting

Wearing a splint, brace, or cast helps ensure that minor injuries heal properly with a low risk of future problems. 

When should I see a medical specialist for minor injuries?

Not all minor injuries need medical intervention. If you’re unsure whether you need fracture care, stitches, or other treatments, reach out to the friendly providers at RGV Urgent Care Clinic. 

To get treated for minor injuries, call the RGV Urgent Care Clinic office, schedule an appointment online, or simply walk into the office today.