Sprains, Strains & Fractures

Urgent Care for Strains, Sprains, and Fractures

Strains, sprains, and fractures are common injuries for people of all ages. It is helpful to understand the differences between these injuries and know where to go for medical care. Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care offers fast, excellent diagnosis and treatment without an appointment.

When Should I Go to Urgent Care?

If you’ve experienced an injury and think you may have a sprain, strain, or fracture, urgent care staff can quickly assess your injury and provide treatment. The following are common symptoms of a sprain or strain:

  • Pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Difficulty moving an extremity.
  • Impaired range of motion.
  • Bruising.
  • Instability of a joint.

A fracture refers to a crack or break in a bone. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Pain.
  • Cracking or crunching noise.
  • Deformed area.
  • Impaired motion.
  • Inability to use a limb.
  • Warmth at the site.
  • Fever.

You may be unsure of what type of injury you’ve sustained. Visit us at Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care, where an experienced provider can quickly diagnose your injury and get you on the road to recovery.

What Will Urgent Care Do for a Strain, Sprain, or Fracture?

At urgent care, your provider will discuss your injury and any pertinent medical history and examine your injury. In order to diagnose the type of injury you may have sustained, imaging may be ordered, such as an X-ray. Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care offers the latest in onsite diagnostic imaging to ensure excellent, rapid care.

Your provider will create a treatment plan based on your age, health, and the nature of your injury. A sprain may require a splint or wrap to stabilize the injured joint. Treatment usually includes resting, elevating your sprained joint, and applying ice to decrease swelling.

For a fracture, your provider may prescribe a splint, brace, or cast to stabilize your injury and aid healing. At Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care, our staff is equipped to provide prompt, excellent treatment for your injury.

Understanding Strains, Sprains, and Fractures

Strains, sprains, and fractures are distinct injuries, and it is helpful to understand the differences between them.

Strains Vs. Sprains

A strain involves injury to your muscles. Stressing or overstretching a muscle can cause damage to muscle fibers, resulting in pain, weakness, and decreased movement. Muscle sprains are most common in muscles of the back, shoulders, neck, legs, and arms.

By contrast, a sprain refers to injury to your ligaments, the bands of tissue that connect bones together for stability. Ligaments may be stretched or torn when a joint is moved past its typical range of motion. Ankle sprains are common, though wrists, knees, feet, and fingers can also be sprained. The severity of a sprain can vary, as can recovery time.


A fracture is simply a crack or break in a bone and is usually the result of a hard fall or a forceful impact. Fractures are often quite painful, and in some cases you may feel a cracking noise when pressing on the injured site. In a compound fracture, you may be able to see bone through your skin.

Visit Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care for Strains, Sprains, and Fractures

The best approach in determining what injury you have and getting the proper treatment is visiting urgent care. Our Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care providers can assess your injury, diagnose it, and treat it promptly.

Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care is a trusted choice if you need fast, excellent care for a sprain, strain, or fracture. Out walk-in clinics care for patients of all ages and offer a wide range of services.

If you have any questions, contact our helpful staff. Call 985.803.8383 for our Thibodaux location, 985.709.0136 for our Houma location, or 985.493.4944 for our Gray location.


Would you like to know more?
Call the location nearest you:

Thibodaux: 985.803.8383
Houma: 985.709.0136
Gray: 985.493.4944


Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care locations:

2031 Audubon Ave., Thibodaux, LA 70301

1411 St Charles St., Houma, LA 70360

4218 W Main St., Gray, LA 70359

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