Gwinnett Urgent Care & Family Practice offers a variety of urgent care services. Our team in Norcross, GA, can diagnose and treat a variety of fractures and sprains. We recommend you seek emergency treatment for these conditions to ensure optimal recovery.
We accept many insurances plans, and our medical center is affordable for those who are uninsured. You can either schedule an appointment or visit us as a walk-in with little waiting time. Our healthcare personnel speak English, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Don’t wait to get medical care if you’re suffering from a fracture or sprain! Call 470-275-4911 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our local center as a walk-in without an appointment.
* Call 911 and don’t move the injured person if a bone is exposed and/or you believe there is a fracture in the back, neck, or hip.
Sprains usually impact joint ligaments while fractures represent damage to the bone, usually in the form of a break. It can be difficult to tell if your injury is a sprain or a fracture due to significant pain and swelling, which is why we recommend seeking medical assistance.
Motion can increase the pain caused by sprains but if you can’t support your body weight, your injury is likely to be a fracture. Sprain-induced pain may not be as constant as that caused by a fracture. Icing or elevating the affected area generally alleviates pain when from a sprain but provides limited to no relief in the case of a fracture.
Fractures require immediate medical attention. In case of concern about a possible broken bone, going to urgent care is a good course of action if you can safely move the person.
See a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Our medical team will carefully examine your injury and take x-rays if there is a risk of a fracture or serious sprain. If the x-rays are inconclusive, we may request additional medical imaging such as a CT scan or MRI.
During your visit, we can give you tips for at-home recovery. Over-the-counter painkillers are also useful, and we may prescribe antibiotics in the case of potential infection due to an open fracture.
Our doctors usually prescribe the RICE method for the injured body part:
We may have to immobilize the limb or joint to ensure proper healing. We will determine whether a cast or splint is appropriate depending on the location of the injury and its severity. If the injury affects the leg, you may use crutches to keep weight off it for several days. Physical therapy may also be necessary for motion range and stability after the first stage of healing.
Our team will discuss your options and answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan. No matter what the diagnosis, going to urgent care for immediate treatment can make a huge difference in your recovery.
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