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WikiTiger
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How can I tell if I just broke my arm?



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?

Come on OT Doctors, help me out!







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NaturalBeam
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Snap the other one, then compare the level of pain





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tooshea8
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


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Are there any telltale signs and at what point should I go to a doctor?

Pain, swelling, bruising, and a bone sticking out of your arm would be a pretty good indicator.






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Etiger83
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


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Are there any telltale signs


a bone protruding from the skin?






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Buckeye Fan 19
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Why are you against going to a doctor?





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TexasTiger34
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


range of motion is mainly affected by injuries to tendons and joints and stuff like that , you can break a bone and still have full range of motion





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MSG
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Youre a pussy...walk it off and rub some dirt on it!





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skygod123
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


its probably expensive





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UTVolCountry
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


"and a bone sticking out of your arm"







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WikiTiger
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


quote:

Why are you against going to a doctor?


costs and inconvenience, mostly






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tooshea8
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Did you fall directly on your arm?





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WikiTiger
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


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Did you fall directly on your arm?


I don't think so, but it all happened so fast.






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MileHigh
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


ice it for an hr, if it still hurts like a muthafricker go to a doctor

most likely its a bruise






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tooshea8
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Unfortunately, it really is hard to tell without an X-ray. Sorry to tell you that bud. Of course, they will probably do a neurovascular check on you too, but the x-ray is the definitive test.





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Spankum
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


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Are there any telltale signs and at what point should I go to a doctor?


major league bruising and swelling....you will know by about midnight if you need to go to the emergency room....






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TideHater
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


try doing handstands or one arm push ups.





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iheartlsu
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


did you yell "frick me"? if not, it's fine.





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Ric Flair
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


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.





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tooshea8
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


quote:

try doing handstands or one arm push ups.






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4X4DEMON
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re: How can I tell if I just broke my arm?


Does it feel like it should look like this?

If so I'd go get it checked out.






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