“How do I know if I have a broken bone?”

Common symptoms of a broken bone include swelling or bruising over the bone, a deformity of the affected area and crepitus or “crunchiness” under the skin.

If you exhibit one or more of these symptoms you should call an urgent care or healthcare physician immediately.

In order to determine if the bone is broken , an x-ray will be taken of the injured area in the clinic. Treatment will be based on the x-ray findings.

This information is meant for educational purposes. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. Consult a trained medical provider when making health decisions.