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If I fall, how do I know if I should go to the ER or an urgent care for treatment?

Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year, representing the leading cause of visits. If you have fallen, wait a moment and do a “self-assessment” rather than quickly getting up. Most bumps and bruises do not require medical attention. However, if pain from a fall persists beyond a few hours or you are unable to bear weight or move an upper extremity without pain, be sure to get evaluated by a physician. If the fall should cause a broken bone with skin disruption, get emergency care immediately. Most other sprains, strains or fractures can be safely treated by your primary care physician or at a certified urgent care. A certified urgent care can complete x-rays and initiate fracture care and casting, avoiding a visit to the emergency department.