Where Can I Go for a Fracture?

June 15, 2023

Where Can I Go for a Fracture?

Getting hurt can be a scary experience no matter what happened. Thankfully, many injuries can heal on their own if they are mild enough. Sprains, strains, bruises and bumps are all a normal part of life from time to time.

Injuries that are more severe are less common but require a bit more attention. Broken bones can cause a significant amount of pain and need to be treated properly in order to heal correctly and fully.

Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Statesville team explains more about fractures and what we can do for yours below!

What Causes Bones to Fracture?

We all owe our daily lifestyle to our bones. They are the literal structure of our bodies and help facilitate all kinds of things, from running to jumping to hugging your loved ones. They also protect your organs from damage. Because of all of their important jobs, they need to be strong enough to withstand everyday activities.

While your bones can handle mild to moderate impacts and falls, they aren’t indestructible. If enough pressure is exerted on your bone, it will eventually give way and start to crack. If the force isn’t strong enough to completely break your bone, the injury will stop there and you will be left with a fracture along your bone. If you get hurt but aren’t quite sure the extent of your injury, come see us for a quick X-ray.

Bones That Fracture Most Often

  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Hips
  • Clavicle (collarbone)

Why Do I Need to Treat a Fracture?

Fractures need to be diagnosed and treated to prevent them from getting worse. An untreated fracture can get bigger and can even lead to a complete break over time. Prevent all this from happening by swinging by to see us!

Our X-ray techs can take a digital X-ray for you that is uploaded onto our computers. This image is similar to a traditional X-ray that is developed on film, except that we can blow it up, zoom in on it and freeze the image so we can get a more comprehensive look at the injury. If we can see the injury better, we can offer you a quicker and more accurate diagnosis.

Why an X-ray Matters

  • Faster diagnosis
  • Clear and precise images
  • Quick turnaround
  • Faster healing

Our X-ray technology can help you feel better faster. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Statesville for an X-ray today.

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