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Sprain, Strain, Broken Bones

Sprain, Strain and Broken Bones in West Chester, PA

Think an urgent care center is just for a cold or cough? Here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester, we can treat a wide variety of issues, including sprains, strains, and broken bones.

Instead of heading to the emergency room, you can receive a professional level of care by turning to us instead. Avoid waiting for days for your primary care physician to be available or the long waits and high costs of a traditional emergency room. We are experienced in treating a variety of different medical issues. We approach each and every one promptly and professionally.

On top of not needing to make an appointment with us, our services are also available at a reduced rate. Quite often costing as much as a third less than a visit to the emergency room.


Strains, sprains, and broken bones

A common issue that we see here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester is injuries to fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, and more. These can be caused by being active, taking part in sports, or simply by being out and about and enjoying the local area.

The one thing to remember with any form of injury is that it is important to receive swift treatment. Failure to do this could result in a much more serious injury developing and leave you with chronic long-term pain or lack of movement.

It doesn’t matter if you think you have sprained, strained, or broken a bone, each type of injury should be checked by a medical professional.


Sprains

Sprains are damage to the ligament that connects the bones together. It is often caused by a stretch or a tear and can be incredibly painful even when resting. The pain becomes worse when you run, walk or try to make any sudden movement. Sometimes seen as a more minor injury, sprains still require prompt diagnosis and treatment. They can also be the result of a larger tear which is a major injury if untreated.


Strain

Muscles and tendons are responsible for moving your bones, however they can be easily injured. If you pull a muscle or tendon in your body, then you will have strained it. This is often a direct cause of not stretching properly when working out, or simply being too hard on yourself while you train. Strains are often seen in the back or in the hamstring, however, they can appear in any part of your body where there are muscles and tendons.


Break

Seen as the most serious of the three injuries, if you suspect that you have a broken bone then it is vital you have it seen to. Broken bones can be incredibly painful and require immediate diagnosis and treatment. Failure to do this could result in long-term issues. At AFC Urgent Care West Chester, we treat closed or simple breaks. These fractures occur when the bone breaks in one place and does not break the skin. When a bone fractures in multiple places or has pierced the skin, someone should immediately go to the emergency room for this severe injury.

Think you may have one of the above types of injuries? If you do, then you may want to head to AFC Urgent Care West Chester and have them checked out. At our walk-in urgent care facility, we have a digital x-ray onsite. Our experienced doctors will use this powerful diagnostic tool to determine your treatment. We can also, at your request, forward these images to your primary care physician.

We have extended hours and are open on the weekends. We operate on a walk-in, no-appointment basis which means you can receive the treatment you need, exactly at a time that suits you!


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  • What kind of strains or sprains can you treat?

    Most sprains and strains can be treated at our center. If further evaluation and treatment is necessary, our medical provider will refer you to a specialist for additional care.

  • What kind of broken bones do you not treat?

    Injuries resulting in fractures of fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, feet, and ankles are routinely treated at our center. We also evaluate, diagnose, and refer to specialists a wide range of other more complicated fractures. Any fracture that results in the skin being pierced needs to be immediately seen in an emergency room at a local hospital.

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