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Can urgent care help?

Anonymous
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My left ankle hurts on the right side of the foot at the ankle joint. I'm pretty sure it's fractured where the bones meet. I can't walk properly on it without a lot of pain.

So could urgent care help or do I really have to wait til a podiatrist can get me in?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:46 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:47 AM
Ummmmm
quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Urgent care. A podiatrist will get you in faster if there is a valid reason.
graybealgirl
by Platinum Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Go to ER or urgent care because you could cause damage. And it could be permanent
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:53 AM

It depends on whether the facility has an x ray machine.  All the urgent care center or ER can do is stabilize a fracture.  A podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon can help if it is broken.  

I have broken my foot (2x), tibia, and fibula.  When I broke my foot, I could not put ANY weight on my foot. I also could not put any weight on my foot when I broke the tibia and fibula. IT was not an issue of not walking properly, I could not tolerate any weight on the bones. 

Good luck. Broken bones are no fun. 

SendMeBabyDust
by Platinum Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Go to the E.R.
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Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Was there an injury?

I have similar pain after a tumble.  Turns out I tore my anterior tibular ligament.  I'm going in on Fri for surgery.

Urgent care can usually help.  They can do an X-ray to check for fractures.  If a fracture is spotted, they can put a temp cast on it to hold it stable until you can see a specialist.  If there are no fractures, they can still give you a brace, ace bandage, and/or crutches to help you get by until you can get an MRI.

waldorfmom
by Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Urgent care it is.

Yep.

ilovecandy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM

they can. and then, from my memory years ago, send you off to whoever you need to see afterwards. urgent care can do quite a bit. if they feel they cannot help you, they can send you over to a hospital via shuttle or ambulance if they deem it necessary

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM
Just a small slip but it didn't hurt til like a week later after I had done a ton of walking. I thought at first it was cuz I was just on my feet more than I'm used to but I can feel definite pain in one area especially if touched. I can still bear weight, just not properly.

Quoting Mrs.Kubalabuku:

Was there an injury?

I have similar pain after a tumble.  Turns out I tore my anterior tibular ligament.  I'm going in on Fri for surgery.

Urgent care can usually help.  They can do an X-ray to check for fractures.  If a fracture is spotted, they can put a temp cast on it to hold it stable until you can see a specialist.  If there are no fractures, they can still give you a brace, ace bandage, and/or crutches to help you get by until you can get an MRI.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2014 at 1:05 AM
Thanks, I hadn't thought about causing more damage to it

Quoting graybealgirl: Go to ER or urgent care because you could cause damage. And it could be permanent
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