Ocean

Ocean & Beach Injuries

For vacationers and Kauai residents alike the ocean, beach and resort pools are enticing locations for all types of activities and recreation. From surfing accidents to jellyfish stings through to common sprains and strains Kauai beaches are not immune to injury for our active beachgoers. Makana North Shore Urgent Care medical professionals are well experienced in both the treatment of and providing preventative measures for these injuries.

Common injuries at the beach

  • Sunburns from too much sun exposure
  • Sprains and strains or caused from
          sporting activities or on shore impact
  • Injuries from stepping on debris
  • Animal bites and stings from Jelly Fish
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Surfing injuries
  • Dehydration/Heat Exhaustion
  • Fortunately, there exist resources for your common beach injuries in Kauai. For some severe injuries, you will want to contact your closest lifeguard or the ER. These injuries include



    Jelly Fish stings or and alcohol poisoning. But for other injuries and like sunburns, sprains & strains, debris injuries, or dehydration and some alcohol related distress & hangovers; you can visit Makana North Shore Urgent Care, day or night, 7-Days a Week.

    Surfing injuries consist mostly of sprains or strains of the wrist, shoulder, knee and ankles or lacerations. For any of these indications, Makana North Shore Urgent Care is your best choice for immediate and thorough treatment.

    Common injuries at the beach

  • Sunburns from too much sun exposure
  • Sprains and strains or caused from
          sporting activities or on shore impact
  • Injuries from stepping on debris
  • Animal bites and stings from Jelly Fish
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Surfing injuries
  • Dehydration/Heat Exhaustion


  • Fortunately, there exist resources for your common beach injuries in Kauai. For some severe injuries, you will want to contact your closest lifeguard or the ER. These injuries include

    Jelly Fish stings or and alcohol poisoning. But for other injuries and like sunburns, sprains & strains, debris injuries, or dehydration and some alcohol related distress & hangovers; you can visit Makana North Shore Urgent Care, day or night, 7-Days a Week.

    Surfing injuries consist mostly of sprains or strains of the wrist, shoulder, knee and ankles or lacerations. For any of these indications, Makana North Shore Urgent Care is your best choice for immediate and thorough treatment.




    Back Pain

    Back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. You can take measures to prevent or relieve many occurrences of back pain. However, there are also back pain indications that warrant our attention, and you can benefit from a visit to Makana North Shore Urgent Care, where our medical professionals diagnose and treat these indications routinely.

    Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within two weeks. You should seek medical attention if your back pain:


  • Doesn’t improve within 2 weeks of
          home treatment and self-care
  • Occurred following an injury
  • Is accompanied by a fever
  • Causes bowel or bladder issues
  • Is severe
  • Spreads down one or both legs
  • Causes weakness, numbness or tingling
          in one or both legs
  • Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss
  • We will diagnose and appropriately treat your back pain and provide you with expert advice on how to best prevent aggravating or re-injuring your condition. Makana North Shore Urgent Care offer a unique benefit to those suffering from a variety of back pain indications. When appropriate, we will provide an orthopedic grade high quality lower back support for your use. These supports can offer immediate relief from lower back discomfort and pain and provide exceptional support for assistance in rehab and preventing further injury.

    Makana North Shore Urgent Care provides these orthopedic grade supports to you at our cost only. We are focused not only on the treatment of painful indications but also on the prevention of these debilitating injuries.

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