Question: Can You Go To Urgent Care For A Sprain?

Is bruising a good sign with a sprained ankle?

Some of the fibres of the ligament will then tear.

A damaged ankle ligament causes inflammation, swelling, and bleeding (which shows as bruising) around the affected joint..

Should I go to the ER for a muscle strain?

If you have a significant muscle injury, or if home remedies bring no relief in 24 hours, call your doctor. If you hear a “popping” sound with the injury, can’t walk, or have significant swelling, pain, fever, or open cuts, you should be examined in a hospital’s emergency room. What are the symptoms of a muscle strain?

Can a doctor do anything for a pulled muscle?

Most muscle injuries won’t require medical treatment in a doctor’s office. Ice, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, compression and elevation can relieve muscle pain and soreness.

Does a pulled muscle hurt to touch?

A pulled muscle can sometimes feel tender to the touch. It may also feel like there is a tight “knot” in the muscle. Range of motion is often restricted with a pulled muscle.

Can Urgent Care treat a muscle strain?

If you have a strained muscle that does not seem to be improving, visit CareNow® urgent care for medical treatment. Our clinics are open seven days a week for walk-in patients.

Should you go to ER for sprained ankle?

Go to the emergency room if: there is immediate bruising on the foot, significant deformity, or you are unable to walk or put any pressure on the affected ankle as it could be a fracture or broken bone.

How do you know if a sprain is serious?

Bruising and swelling are common signs of a sprained ankle. If there is severe tearing of the ligaments, you might also hear or feel a “pop” when the sprain occurs. Symptoms of a severe sprain are similar to those of a broken bone and require prompt medical evaluation.

What will a doctor do for a sprained ankle?

Depending on the severity of the sprain, your doctor may recommend an elastic bandage, sports tape or an ankle support brace to stabilize the ankle. In the case of a severe sprain, a cast or walking boot may be necessary to immobilize the ankle while the tendon heals.

How do I know if my sprained ankle is serious?

You may have a broken ankle, and you should contact your doctor right away, if you notice any of the following symptoms:You have severe pain or pain that gets worse over time.You can’t put any weight on the injured ankle.You have trouble moving the injured ankle.If you heard a popping noise at the time of the injury.More items…•

Should I go to urgent care for a sprain?

You can’t put weight on or move the injured body part. Even simple sprains tend to bruise, swell, and feel painful. But if you can’t put weight on your foot or knee, or if moving your shoulder or elbow hurts enough to impede your activities, you should seek medical care.

When should I go to the doctor for a sprain?

People with a more severe ankle sprain — characterized by extreme bruising or swelling and an inability to bear weight on the foot without significant pain, or when there doesn’t seem to be any improvement over the first several days after the injury — should seek medical attention, Drs.

Where can I go for a sprain?

Treating Sprains or Strains Visit your neighborhood MedExpress center if there is a popping sound at the time of injury, considerable swelling, or if the injured joint can’t bear weight. We can evaluate the injury and take any necessary X-rays to determine the severity and the best possible treatment options.