As the days grow longer and the anglers are called to the waters, it’s important to have a plan in place for those unexpected injuries. You're excited and give your cast just a little more oomph than normal and suddenly you hear a screech! You’ve accidently hooked your fishing partner! What do you do?
First and foremost, prevention is always the key. You can avoid accidental hooking, especially those in the face, by wearing a hat and sunglasses. Also, always be mindful as to where your buddies are fishing before you throw your first cast.
Next, what do you do?
Your skin is the largest organ on your body, protecting you by keeping fluids in and bacteria out. While a hooking injury can vary from minor to severe, it’s always best to consult a doctor for treatment options because even minor injuries can have a serious consequence. Best practice is to stabilize the hook in place and seek treatment at an urgent care.
Never try to remove a hook that is in or near the eye.
“Injuries most often happen when we least expect it. We hope that you always stay safe whether you are fishing, driving or just riding your bike.” Dr. David Katz continues, “But if an injury occurs, please do not hesitate to come get it taken care of at one of our Urgent Care locations.”
Athens Orthopedic Clinic offers three urgent care settings for accidental injuries like this in Athens, Loganville and Snellville. Expert care is in place to get you treated and back on the water doing what you love.
For more information on our urgent care locations, visit AOCurgentcare.com.