If you’ve experienced a foot injury and now have trouble putting any weight on your foot at all without pain, you might be wondering if you need additional emergency care. Feet are very complex. It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you’ve simply sprained your foot or if you’ve actually fractured one of the bones because both injuries cause swelling and bruises.
This guide should help you know how to tell which is which and what care you should seek. Broken bones can be addressed at your local urgent care facility, and sometimes even sprains should be examined by a doctor, depending on how serious they are.
When you need medical care but your doctor’s office is closed, the ER seems like the only option. The combination of the high cost and long wait and billing time can result in thousands of dollars in medical debt for emergency-room patrons. Even medications and minor consultations cost hundreds of dollars.
You can save money and avoid stressful medical bills by choosing urgent care instead.
For many people, headaches are a normal, occasional part of life caused by innocuous circumstances like a change in stress or barometric pressure. These everyday headaches often respond to hydration, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication.
But a serious, sudden headache may not respond to at-home care options. If your headache persists in spite of your at-home efforts or exhibits any of the following seven symptoms, seek professional medical care.