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A leg injury is typically caused by an unfortunate incident such as a fall, a slip, or a sporting mishap like the one illustrated below in a recent Yahoo! Sports news article. Initial treatment for a broken leg usually begins in a Cupertino urgent care clinic like U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, where a doctor can evaluate the injury and perform the appropriate treatment for it.

Rest and elevation

Do not let the patient put any weight on the leg. If swelling develops, have the patient lie down to rest and elevate the injured leg on some pillows. If the patient needs to get up, have him use crutches.