Sprains, strains, and broken bones can produce many of the same symptoms—including pain, bruising, swelling, and limited motion—so it can be difficult to tell them apart. With that said, if you heard a popping noise at the time of your injury, you likely have a sprain, which happens when a ligament overstretches or tears. Muscle weakness, cramping, and spasms, on the other hand, can often indicate a muscle strain, which occurs when a muscle or tendon overstretches or tears. And if you have an injured limb that looks deformed or you hear a crunching noise (crepitus), you most likely sustained a fracture.
Only a trained medical provider can accurately diagnose your injury and recommend the proper course of treatment, so it’s important to consult with a professional. Luckily, if you’re in Henderson, Nevada, you can turn to Jovive Health, a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice that regularly treats sprains, muscle strains, broken bones, and much more.
Does Urgent Care Do X-Rays?
Because it can be difficult to distinguish between sprains, muscle strains, and broken bones, many providers order X-rays to confirm a diagnosis. But do urgent care clinics typically offer X-rays?
Not all of them do, so it’s important to choose a practice that has X-ray capabilities. Having your X-rays completed at the same clinic where you receive your physical exam will save you the time and hassle of having to travel to another location for imaging. At Jovive Health, we offer X-rays at all of our locations.
Feel Better Faster
If you think you might have a sprain, muscle strain, or broken bone, visit Jovive Health’s Henderson, NV, clinic today. We’re open every day of the week with extended hours, and you can decide whether to walk in without an appointment or book a same-day reservation. No matter which option you choose, we’ll get you in and out as quickly as possible so that you can get back to living your life.