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3 Signs Your Personal Injury is a Broken Arm

When you have been injured because you fell or because you were in a car accident, there are many types personal injury that you might receive. One of the most devastating injuries is a broken arm, because you are greatly limited as to what you can do for yourself. Here are three signs that you may have a broken arm after an accident.

Pain

One of the most common symptoms that you have broken your arm is that you feel pain at the site. This pain often happens when you’re not moving your arm and will get worse when you are moving your arm. Although your arm might just be sprained, it’s best to go to the doctor and have x-rayed. If you have a broken bone and you don’t have it taken care of, it can get even worse and you can have problems down the line with your arm.

Swelling and deformity

Another common sign that you have broken your arm is that your arm becomes swollen and that it looks weird. This feelling is because your body is trying to repair itself and is sending blood to the area to protect itself from getting injured further. If you have a really bad break in your arm, your arm may look like it’s deformed. This usually means that you have a complete and full break of the bone or bones in your arm. It often will look like a zigzag.

Discoloration

Another common sign that you may have a broken bone in your arm is that your arm is changing colors. You may see bruising and redness on your arm, and your arm also may be warm. It should be noted that this kind of discoloration doesn’t always mean that you have a broken bone. But it’s a good idea to go and have x-rayed just to be sure that your arm is a broken. Your arm also might be numb if it’s broken. Usually when you have numbness in your arm, it means that your nerves have been damaged due to the injury.

If you have a broken arm or another injury because of an accident, contact us and let us tell you what we can do for you.

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