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Care for Fractures, Sprains & Bruising in Milton, DE

If you have recently experienced trauma from a sports injury, car accident, or fall, you might have suffered painful consequences. It can be challenging to determine whether or not sprains or bruises need medical attention. However, if you experience severe pain, it is challenging to move, you feel faint, there is swelling or bleeding around the injury, the area is numb, or bone is protruding from the skin, it is important to seek immediate emergency care.

What is the Difference Between a Fracture and a Sprain?

How Are Fractures Diagnosed?

While sprains and fractures might exhibit similar symptoms, such as swelling and localized pain, they describe two different injuries. Sprains describe injuries where a ligament is stretched or torn. The most common sprains occur within the ankle, knee, or wrist joints. Fractures are breaks in the bone and the most common types of fractures include:

  • Stable fracture
  • Open, or compound, fracture
  • Transverse fracture
  • Oblique fracture
  • Comminuted fracture

After an initial visual inspection, our physicians will utilize on-site imaging technology, including x-rays, bone scans, CT scans, or MRIs. This helps us more accurately diagnose the type and severity of the injury to provide more tailored treatments. Treatments can include pain medication and anti-inflammatories, stabilization or immobilization, or surgical intervention.

Should I Be Concerned About my Bruise?

Bruises are typically an all-too-common minor injury—especially for the accident-prone. However, far from a minor bump against the corner of a table, if a bruise begins to cause extreme pain or does not heal within a week or two of sustaining the injury, it is time to be evaluated by a doctor.

Another instance where urgent care might be necessary is if bruising occurs after a major accident, such as head trauma or trauma to your abdomen, as this can indicate damaged blood cells around vital organs. Whether you or a loved one has suffered a fracture, sprain, or major bruise, turn to Bayhealth Emergency and Urgent Care Center, Total Care.

If you have sustained a serious injury, turn to our emergency and urgent care facility in Milton. Our walk-in clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.