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How do you diagnose a broken arm?

The first sign of a broken arm is any kind of snapping sound you hear during a fall or other hard impact, followed by intense pain and swelling. Other symptoms of a broken arm include:

  • Severe pain, especially when moving your arm
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • A physical abnormality of the arm or wrist
  • You are unable to rotate your wrist

If you suspect you may have broken your arm, head to an urgent care center or emergency room for immediate care. The doctor will do a gentle physical examination of your arm, and will likely order x-rays to confirm a fracture or break in your bone. Then the medical staff will put your arm in a splint until you can be seen by an orthopedic doctor to have further treatment of n your arm.

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