Muscle strains, fractured bones and sprained ligaments can hurt in similar ways, making it difficult to know what kind of injury you have. It’s important to have an injury properly diagnosed so that the right treatment is applied and you recover from your injury quickly, without complications. We have a mobile x-ray machine available at most centers so we can bring the x-ray machine straight into your exam room!
Same-day x-rays for injuries
Common reasons for an x-ray at GoHealth Urgent Care
Although x-rays are typically used to diagnosis injuries, there are other common reasons why someone may need an x-ray:
- Sprained/Fractured Ankles and Wrists
- Chest Cold and Cough
- Smashed Hands/Fingers and Feet/Toes
- Twisted Knee or Elbow
- Sports Injuries
- Trips and Falls
- Motor Vehicle Accidents (No Fault)
How is a Minor Fracture Treated?
A fracture, also known as a broken bone, is a common problem seen in our GoHealth Urgent Care centers. When an injury, such as a fall, happens many people are worried about the possibility of a fracture. Let’s talk about how a fracture is treated and what you can expect in our urgent care if you have a fractured bone.
Visiting Urgent Care with an Injury: What to Expect
If you have an injury that is not life-threatening, (AKA requiring a visit to the emergency room) that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek treatment right away. Leaving a sprained ligament, strained muscle or fractured bone untreated can prolong the pain and cause improper healing.
How to Treat and Prevent the 8 Most Common Sports Injuries
If you’re an athlete, you know there are many benefits to participating in sports.