One reason people need emergency care is for broken bones or fractures. Not everyone knows how to tell if it is a break or not. While an x-ray is the most reliable way to confirm a break, there are some indicators that you can look for.

 

The three key indicators of a broken bone are (1) you heard a snap or a grinding noise at the time of injury; (2) there is swelling, bruising and tenderness around the injured part; and (3) it is painful to move it, touch it or press on it.

 

The presence of these symptoms are suggestive of a break, but you may experience the second or third indicator with other injuries, as well, such as with a bad sprain. If you are injured and are concerned that you may have a sprain, strain or a break, come in to Las Vegas Urgent Care for evaluation and treatment today!

 

For even faster access to treatment, try our Quick Pass service today. You can go online here and make a reservation to visit our clinic with as little as one hour’s notice. When you arrive, you will check-in as normal and then you will be taken to an exam room at the next available opening. In short, you move to the head of the line!

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