Strains, sprains and broken bones

Your 7 year old jumped off a swing, landed on his hands and knees, and now he's holding his wrist and crying. You stepped off the curb, twisted your ankle, and it's a swollen mass of misery. A car door closed on fingers. A skateboard trick gone wrong. All of these things could be serious injuries, or mild. Ice won't hurt (unless you leave it on for more than 15 minutes at at time), and might just keep the swelling under control. A little ibuprofen or acetaminophen before the pain and swelling really sets in. If the injured part is obviously deformed (not just swollen) or parts at or below the injury are numb or cold (without ice), go straight to the ER. But even if it's broken, and the pieces of the bone are still lined up right, probably all you need is a splint, some pain medicine, and close follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon.

Currently, we can only effectively splint forearm, wrist, or hand fractures, but we can examine you and perform x-rays as needed to see if anything is actually broken.