What Does It Mean to Pull a Muscle?

What Does It Mean to Pull a Muscle?

If you’ve stood up too quickly or bent the wrong way and you’ve felt a sharp pain go up your back or down your leg, you’ve likely pulled a muscle before. We’ve probably all heard the term “pull a muscle” before, but do you actually know what it means? Our AFC Urgent...
What Should I Do If I Get Bitten by a Dog?

What Should I Do If I Get Bitten by a Dog?

Even if your dog is friendly and you’re both playing nicely together, bites can happen. Sometimes, they’re nothing to worry about, and sometimes they are. So, is there a certain protocol you’re supposed to follow if you get bitten by your dog or somebody else’s dog?...
Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?

Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?

They are! If you believe you may have the COVID-19 virus or another type of contagious illness, our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team offers rapid flu, strep and COVID-19 tests that provide accurate results within minutes! We provide some further helpful information...
What Does An Allergic Rash Look Like?

What Does An Allergic Rash Look Like?

Red, bumpy, itchy skin can be irritating, painful and, at times, embarrassing. Rashes can be caused by many things, including an allergy to a plant or medication, a food allergy or an illness. If you aren’t sure what the red, bumpy spots on your skin mean, our AFC...
Basic First Aid for Minor Cuts

Basic First Aid for Minor Cuts

Having some first-aid skills is an invaluable tool, especially for parents! Kids get cuts and scrapes all the time. And in some cases, they also get deep cuts that will require stitches. Whatever the case may be, having some working knowledge on how to dress wounds is...
What’s the Purpose of an X-ray?

What’s the Purpose of an X-ray?

It’s safe to say that no one actively wants an X-ray, but when you’re experiencing worrisome pain, they are extremely helpful tools. Although things like bone X-rays are so common, what actually happens when you get an X-ray? Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team...