Fratures / Sprains

Fratures/ Sprains

A fracture is caused by trauma to the bone, resulting in a break or crack. If the bone punctures the skin, it is called a compound fracture. Fractures often happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which causes a weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone. Fractures are extremely painful and require a quick diagnosis and treatment. At Make You Well, we have a the latest X-Ray technology to properly diagnose fractures.

There are many environmental causes in Torrance, CA that can lead a patient to getting a fracture or sprain. These include sports accidents, car accidents, or general impact accidents. The staff at Make You Well have treated many fractures and can properly diagnose the issue, and get you to a specialist, called an Orthopedic, who can either correct or set the fracture for proper healing.

The Make You Well providers can provide immediate care for any fracture. An X-Ray can tell if the bone is broken, and the providers can tell you what the next steps should be. Sometimes surgery is required to put in pins, screws, or plates to keep the bone in place.

Sprains are a less severe issue we commonly see at Make You Well in Torrance. Sprains are injuries where the ligament is stretched or torn within a joint. Common places where you may have a sprain include the ankle, knee, and wrist. In severe sprains, the ligaments can be partially or completely torn- sometimes leading to surgery. Treatments for the sprains that we see at Make You Well in Torrance often include rest and physical therapy.


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