Fast & Effective Stress Fracture Treatment in New York City

Stress Fracture New York CityBroken bones are not always obvious. If you have a dull ache in your wrist, hand, ankle, or foot that doesn’t seem to be getting any better, don’t ignore it – you could have a stress fracture. But, there’s no need to stress out about it. You can have your injury promptly evaluated and treated at MedRite Urgent Care in New York City. We’re open every day during extended hours and never require appointments.

What Is a Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture is a hairline crack in a bone. Unlike the more noticeable broken bones that occur suddenly through trauma, such as a fall or direct blow, most stress fractures develop gradually when the same movement is repeated over and over. Although stress fractures and other overuse injuries are often caused by running and other high-impact sports, they can also result from many daily activities, such as walking.

Although a cracked bone remains intact, it loses structural integrity. That’s why a stress fracture is usually painful, particularly during weight-bearing activities. Even if the discomfort is mild and tolerable, it’s important to seek prompt medical attention for a stress fracture. Powering through the pain can cause the injury to worsen, leading to a more serious type of broken bone.

An X-Ray Can Provide Answers

The most reliable way to find out if you have a stress fracture is to consult with a medical professional, who will likely order and evaluate an X-ray of the painful area of your body. While you can receive this type of medical service in a hospital emergency room, an expensive ER visit is unnecessary for a stress fracture. The board-certified physicians at MedRite Urgent Care can provide the same diagnostic and treatment services as an ER – but much faster, and at a much lower cost.

Our urgent care center is equipped with state-of-the-art X-ray technology, so you can receive a diagnostic X-ray on the spot. And, if you are diagnosed with a stress fracture and require treatment, your physician at MedRite can prescribe pain-relieving medication, recommend an assistive device such as a brace or crutches, or develop a physical therapy program to help your injury heal.

See a Doctor Today at MedRite Urgent Care

If you think you might have a stress fracture, come to MedRite Urgent Care in New York City for a prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. We accept all major health insurance plans and offer affordable options for self-paying patients.

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