WikiTiger LSU Fan Member since Sep 2007 40721 posts
How can I tell if I just broke my arm?(Posted by WikiTiger on 7/14/08 at 6:19 pm)
without going to a doctor?
I just had a nice slip and fall down about 4 steps onto concrete. My arm is the only thing that hurts right now but I have full range of motion and the pain isn't really that bad. Are there any telltale signs and at what point should I go to a doctor?
Ric Flair LSU Fan Charlotte Member since Oct 2005 7964 posts
re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?(Posted by Ric Flair on 7/14/08 at 6:28 pm to WikiTiger)
Did you try to catch yourself with your outstretched hand or just fall squarely on the arm? If you tried to catch yourself with your hand (wrist extended) and you have pain in the radius (the forearm bone on the thumb side) near the wrist, you probably broke it. If you just fell on the meat of your arm, not as likely to be broken.