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Sprains, Strains & Closed Fracture Care at Southcoast Health Urgent Care

A sprain is an injury to a ligament or joint capsule, which acts like a protective sleeve around a joint. A strain involves injury to a muscle, tendon or group of connected muscles and tendons. Both sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries.

A closed fracture is a bone injury that does not break the skin. This is different from an open fracture, which breaks the skin and requires emergency treatment, usually surgery.

Whether you’ve experienced a sprain, strain or closed fracture, Southcoast Health Urgent Care can quickly provide treatment. Our four clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. See one of our expert urgent care providers for a sprain, strain or closed fracture in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk or Wareham, MA.

Select your location, save your spot in line and wait for us to text you it’s time for your visit. Walk-ins are also gladly accepted — no appointment necessary.

Diagnosing Your Symptoms

Sprains, strains and closed fractures can have similar symptoms. Your urgent care provider may order an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis. Symptoms may include:

  • Inability to bear weight
  • Joint instability
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle cramping or spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Visible bruising

If you have a closed fracture, the area may appear deformed. You may also hear a snap or grinding noise when the injury occurs.

Comprehensive Sprain, Strain & Closed Fracture Treatment in MA & RI

When you come to Southcoast Health Urgent Care with a sprain or strain, your urgent care medical provider may recommend rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).

We provide initial treatment for simple fracture and refer you to an orthopedic doctor for follow up if necessary.

Severe injuries may require physical therapy to restore strength and stability to the area.

If your urgent care provider suggests additional care, our orthopedics and sports medicine services can address your needs. Find a doctor online today. You can rely on Southcoast Health to provide comprehensive, seamless care that puts you first.

Southcoast Health Urgent Care offers the latest care for sprains, strains and closed fractures in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk, Wareham and the surrounding areas of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.