SPRAINS AND BROKEN BONES
How Our Urgent Care Center Helps With Sprains and Broken BonesCommonly the results of sports and other physical activities, bone fractures and sprains are potentially debilitating injuries. The longer it takes for you to seek treatment, the worse the injury could become and the longer it could take to heal. This is why it is important to seek out medical attention immediately if you suspect you have sustained a sprain or broken bone.
What Is a Sprain?A sprain occurs when a ligament, the tissue that holds two bones together, is over-stretched or torn. These injuries can be very painful and can take a significant amount of time to heal.
Types of Sprains
- A mild sprain (Grade I) can cause stiffness, swelling and minor tenderness and pain.
- Grade II sprains are more painful and also cause swelling and tenderness.
- Grade III sprains involve one or more ligaments being severely torn. These sprains can cause severe pain, swelling and bruising. Your joint may even feel wobbly after suffering this injury.