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Sprains and minor injuries treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about sprains & minor injuries?

In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose sprains & minor injuries online by asking about your symptoms and conditions as well as viewing the area of concern through pictures or video chat. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor and they view the area, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. 

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious sprain or injury, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination. 

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What are sprains?

A sprain is caused by a tear in the body’s ligaments, the connective tissues that hold our bones together. When ligaments are partially torn, the injury can be more minor in nature, or more severe if a ligament has been completely torn.

What are the symptoms of sprains & minor injuries?

Some symptoms of sprains & minor injuries include:

  • Pain, weakness or tenderness in the area of concern 
  • Swelling or bruising 
  • Muscle spasms or cramping 
  • Inability to put weight on the area of concern
How can I treat sprains & minor injuries?

Most minor sprains can be treated at home. Some home treatments include:

  • Resting the area and avoiding putting weight on the injury
  • Compressing the injured area with wraps or bandages.
  • Quickly icing the injured area and continuing to do so between four to eight times daily
  • Elevating the injured area to prevent and minimize swelling.
What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

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The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

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Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

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Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

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Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

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I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

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Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

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