Can you go to urgent care for a broken foot?
Can I Go to Urgent Care for a Broken Foot? The easy answer is “Yes, you can go to urgent care for a broken foot.” Naturally, if the injury has affected numerous bones within the foot or ankle, or if it is a compound fracture, you’ll want to bypass the urgent care center and go directly to the emergency room.
Do X-rays show broken bones?
The X-rays can show any sign of a broken bone. If they look normal despite a suspected fracture, you may need repeat X-rays in about 2 weeks or other imaging tests.
Can you go to an urgent care for a broken bone?
Fractures and broken bones always require immediate medical attention. Our Urgent Care can provide treatment needed for a fracture, but the treatment will vary based on the location and seriousness of it. Some bone injuries may only need a cast, while others may require surgery.
Can Urgent Care cast broken bones?
Urgent care doctors and other clinicians are qualified to diagnose broken bones and apply casts or splints to stabilize simple fractures. They also will provide you with care instructions and follow-up information, such as when to return for cast removal.
What does urgent care do for a broken foot?
Orthopedic Urgent Care for Bone Fractures
Urgent care centers are designed to quickly treat non-life-threatening injuries and conditions. While most fractures are not life-threatening, they do require immediate treatment because of the significant pain and symptoms they cause.
When should you go to urgent care for foot injury?
Go to an urgent care or ER for foot pain if:
You have severe pain and swelling. You are unable to walk or put weight on your foot. Have an open wound (Emergency room only) Have signs of infection such as redness, warmth or tenderness (Emergency room only)
Do I need to go to hospital for a broken foot?
Immediate action required: Go to A&E if:
the bone is sticking out of your toe. there was a snap, grinding or popping noise at the time of injury. you feel tingling in your toe or foot or it feels numb.
How is a fracture diagnosed?
Diagnostic testing for fractures may include:
- computed tomography scan (CT, CAT scan)
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Some fractures (such as stress fractures) don’t show up on an X-ray until a few weeks after the bone starts hurting. An MRI can pick up smaller fractures before they get worse.
- bone scan.