Muscle, Joint, and Bone Injuries

Get Your Muscle, Joint, or Bone Injury Treated by a Medical Professional at Home

After twisting your ankle, pulling a muscle, or experiencing back pain, hobbling to an urgent care or emergency room can be a major hassle. Pivotal Health can send a clinician to you – at home, at work, or even on the soccer field – to diagnose and treat your injury.

Sprains and strains are a stretch or tear of a muscle, a tendon (cord connecting muscle to bone) or ligament (tissue holding bones together and supporting joints). When you’re experiencing a common sprain, like a sprained ankle, it’s because you’ve stretched or torn a ligament. So, sprains are injuries to ligaments, while strains are injuries to muscles or tendons. Symptoms of sprains and strains include pain, swelling, bruising, and trouble moving that part of your body.

Fractures are any type of crack, splinter or complete break in bone, often caused by accidents, sports injuries or bone weakness. Closed fractures occur when bone breaks without breaking through the skin . Closed fractures can be caused by accidents or by everyday bumps because of low bone density and osteoporosis. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, discolored skin, and an inability to put weight on or move that part of your body. Open fractures occur when a bone breaks and the overlying skin is disrupted. Open fractures are typically more serious than closed fractures and often require immediate surgery.

How Pivotal Health Can Help

Pivotal Health’s clinician can come to you to evaluate and stabilize the injury and refer to a higher level of care if necessary. Most minor fractures can be handled fully by our clinicians. However, you should go to the ER if you think you can see bone or joint tissues (whitish tendons and ligaments) or if there is a severe deformity of your extremity.


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