To put it simply, a fracture is a broken bone that requires immediate medical attention. If you suspect someone close to you may have a fracture, it’s important that they visit an urgent care facility to get their condition taken care of as quickly as possible. Broken bones can occur almost anywhere in the body, causing extreme pain, immobilization, and shock in the affected area. While waiting for treatment, make sure you keep the affected area completely still, as movement can cause more pain and increase the severity of the fracture.
If you have a fracture, come into Niagara Falls Urgent Care today, so we can take a look at your symptoms, get tests done including X-rays, and determine the best course of treatment for you.
With enough force, a fracture can always happen, but those with strong bones experience fractures far less often than those who don’t. If you have osteoporosis, which is characterized by a weakening of bones, it’s even more important to take your medicine frequently and take calcium supplements. Each of these can strengthen the bones so you can be less concerned about getting a fracture.
The National Institute of Health estimates 1.5 million bone fractures occur every year due to osteoporosis. Make sure that your bones are strong, so you aren’t part of that statistic.
Depending on the current state of your bone structure after getting a fracture, you may have to undergo surgery so your bones can be realigned. From there, your fracture must be stabilized with a cast for several weeks so that your body can begin to heal. You may have to undergo rehabilitation even if your fracture is still in its cast. This will promote blood flow to the affected area, which is a common concern when your bones are in a cast.
You may still experience swelling after the cast is removed, but should be able to begin using that part of your body again gradually. If you want a doctor who’s going to do the most effective job of treating your fracture, you should contact Niagara Falls Urgent Care today. Their expertise will give you the perfect treatment plan to get you back in action after a broken bone.
Niagara Falls Urgent Care works with most major insurance plans. If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help.
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