Fractures Urgent Care, Acute Care, Primary Care Practice & Family Medicineoffered in Coppell, Bedford and Mesquite, TX

Fractures services offered in Coppell, Bedford and Mesquite, TX

If you or your child has signs of a fracture because of pain, swelling, or visible bone deformities, see the experts at America First Urgent Care. Its skilled medical doctors and nurse practitioners offer highly effective treatments for fractures to ensure proper healing and a low risk of complications. Call one of the offices in Coppell, Bedford, or Mesquite, Texas, or use the online booking feature today.

Fractures Q&A

What are fractures?

Fractures are broken bones that can develop because of aging, a disease, or an injury. They range from minor cracks in a bone to severe, debilitating breaks. Receiving effective treatment for fractures is vital to reduce pain and ensure broken bone heals the right way.

What are the symptoms of fractures?

The hallmark symptoms of fractures include:

  • Pain
  • Discomfort with movement
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Visible tissue deformities

If you suspect you or your child has a fracture, see the America First Urgent Care team as soon as possible to get relief from pain and optimize healing.

What can cause fractures?

Common risk factors for developing fractures include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Low calcium and vitamin D intake
  • Playing contact sports
  • Overtraining 
  • Repetitive motions
  • Falls
  • Automobile accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Other types of accidents
  • Having a physically demanding job

Sometimes, the cause of fractures isn’t clear, but you often experience sudden pain at the time of the injury.

Do I have fractures?

To determine if you have fractures, the America First Urgent Care team discusses your medical history, symptoms, accident history, and lifestyle habits. They weigh you, check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and offer pain relief if you need it. On-site X-rays at America First Urgent Care help determine the type and extent of any fractures you may have.

What should I expect during treatments for fractures?

Common treatments for fractures include:

  • Pain relief
  • Ice packs
  • Realigning the affected bone
  • Casting
  • Splinting
  • Bracing

If you have a severe fracture, you might require external fixation or surgery. The America First Urgent Care experts offer specialist referrals whenever needed.

What happens after getting treatment for fractures? 

Over the next few weeks or months, as broken bones heal, you can gradually increase activity as directed by the America First Urgent Care team. Follow up with them to ensure proper healing or have a cast removed.

Don’t hesitate to call the America First Urgent Care office at any time with questions during the healing process.

Call America First Urgent Care or use the online booking feature to get treated for fractures today.