Vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries and other trauma can cause bone fractures. All broken bones should receive medical treatment, even minor fractures in small bones in the fingers and toes. It is possible to break a bone and not know you have a fracture. At Rapid Healthcare, we offer immediate care for broken bones at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL.
There are 206 bones in the human body and any of these can sustain an injury. While major bones in the arms, legs, pelvis and skull may need emergency hospital care when fractured, minor fractures may seem less urgent. A broken toe is a common injury – the tiny bones can be fractured from impact or pressure. While there is likely to be pain and swelling, it may be minor in comparison to larger broken bones. A minor fracture can have similar pain and swelling to a sprain or strain but requires different treatment. Symptoms of a broken bone include:
- Finger, toe or area looks deformed, bent or twisted
- A crunchy feeling under the skin
Depending on the severity of the fracture, it is possible to still use a hand, arm, leg or foot that has a broken bone. While it may be painful, a minor fracture may still sustain weight or perform normal movements.
Minor Fractures, Fingers and Toes
Any major bone that is suspected to be broken should receive immediate medical care. There are serious health risks when major bones are broken, and treatment is needed for effective healing. Minor fractures and broken smaller bones still need medical care, but it is not as urgent. At Rapid Healthcare, we offer walk-in appointments for minor fractures or broken bones in the hands or feet. We can perform x-rays and determine the extent of the injury. In most cases, broken fingers or toes treatment can be performed at our facility without needing to go to the hospital or ER.
Treatment for broken bones depends on the severity and where the fracture occurs. Many minor fractures do not require surgery or casts – a splint, brace or other support may be all that is needed to support the bone while it heals.
If you have symptoms of a broken bone, come see us at Rapid Healthcare. We can provide diagnosis and treatment for minor fractures at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL.