A minor fracture is also known as an incomplete fracture. When this happens, your bone doesn't break completely. Often times, it's only a hairline crack. A hairline fracture, also known as a stress fracture, is a small crack or severe bruise within a bone.
What Causes a Minor Fracture?
Fractures occur when a force that is stronger than the bone itself is applied to a bone. Fractures can occur from falls, trauma, and a direct blow to a bone. Repetitive forces caused by running can cause a fracture, as well.
How Do I Know If I Have a Minor Fracture?
Signs and symptoms of fractures throughout the body can vary, but most common identifiers are:
We’re Here to Help
With Xpress Wellness, our urgent care clinics are equipped to treat minor fractures. We have digital X-ray services on site, but more severe fractures (where the bone is protruding through the skin) should be treated at an emergency center immediately. If you believe you are experiencing a minor fracture, come see us at any of our Oklahoma or Kansas urgent care clinics by appointment or walk-in today.