Broken Bones

Broken Bones often happen after an accident like a fall or being hit by an object.

BROKEN BONE SYMPTOMS

The following are the most common symptoms of a fracture.

  • Usually associated with  a snap or a grinding noise as the injury happens.
  • There may be swelling, warmth, bruising, redness, or tenderness around the injured area.
  • In addition, you may feel faint, dizzy or sick as a result of the shock of breaking a bone.
  • You may feel pain when you put weight on the injury, touch it, press it, or move it.
  • The injured part may look deformed, and in severe breaks, the broken bone may break through the skin.

The symptoms of a broken bone may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult you physician for a diagnosis.

IN HOME FIRST AID TREATMENTS

If you suspect a broken bone in one of the limbs, immobilize the area using a splint or sling. Apply a cold compress to the area for up to 10 minutes at a time. Then proceed to you local urgent care or ER depending on the severity.

If the break is small or its just a crack, you may not feel much pain or even realize you have broken a bone. You should seek medical help as soon as possible if you suspect a broken bone. If you think you may have broken your toe or finger, you can go to minor injury unit or urgent care center.

Call 911 for an ambulance if the injury seems severe or you are not able to get to a doctor quickly.

Suspected injury of the neck or back are very severe as they are potentially life-threatening or debilitating.  CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

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