Broken Bones and Sprains Treatment Questions and Answers
If you or a loved one has a minor but urgent injury like a broken bone or sprain, then you’ll want to have it treated right away so it doesn’t become worse or potentially serious. We can see you right away here at Getwell Urgent Care, and an appointment isn’t necessary, so you can walk in for treatment right on the spot. Come see us today for immediate care, or keep reading to learn more about broken bones and sprains treatment.
What are the symptoms of minor broken bones and sprains?
The two types of injuries are different, so they can have different symptoms. Also, the symptoms of each can vary in severity. If your injury or symptoms are life-threatening (like a bone protruding from the skin) or if you’re not sure, please call 911 to seek emergency care. If the symptoms are minor, you can go to urgent care instead.
It can be hard to tell whether you have a serious or minor broken bone, as symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Some symptoms you may experience including but not limited to:
- Pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and/or warmth in the injured area
- Deformity in the injured area
- Difficulty moving, bearing weight on, or using the injured body part
Typically, the symptoms of minor sprains tend to be:
- A popping sound or sensation in the joint at the time of injury
- Pain, swelling, and/or bruising
- Difficulty moving or bearing weight on the injured joint
What is the best treatment for broken bones?
If you or a loved one has a minor broken bone, you should protect the injured area, apply pressure to the area if there’s any minor bleeding, and go to urgent care right away. An urgent care clinic like ours can provide or help patients get X-rays or CT scans to diagnose broken bones, and they can also provide bone resets, splints, and casts for treatment. They may provide pain medication if necessary.
What is the best treatment for sprains?
For a minor sprain, you can rest, ice the injured area, compress the area, elevate the injury, and take a simple pain medication. It is always recommended to seek personal medical advice to avoid any serious complications. An urgent care clinic like ours can provide or help patients get X-rays or MRIs to help rule out broken bones and other bone injuries, as well as help determine the extent of injuries. Getwell Urgent care can also immobilize injured areas with braces or splints, or refer patients for surgery if necessary.
Can a walk-in urgent care help me with a sprain or fracture?
Minor fractures (broken bones) and even minor sprains should be treated right away so they don’t become serious or lead to serious complications. These injuries can be treated immediately at a walk-in urgent care clinic like Getwell Urgent Care. Urgent care can provide the treatments we mentioned above, and more.
Do you provide broken bones and sprains treatment in Merced, CA?
Yes, we do! Getwell Urgent Care is located in Merced, and we treat broken bones and sprains. An appointment isn’t necessary, we can treat you right on the spot, and we can have you home and recovering in next to no time. If someone in your family is injured, we can treat them too, we treat patients of all ages. Please Call Us today or Schedule an Appointment Online! Walk-ins are accepted. We serve patients from Merced CA, Atwater CA, Livingston CA, Chowchilla CA, Turlock CA, Ballico CA, Delhi CA, The Grove CA, Bear Creek CA, Planada CA, Le Grand CA, and Athlone CA.