After an injury, you might feel sore especially in the joints. When we injure our joints that’s called a sprain. But sometimes you might have a fractured or broken bone. Here are a few ways to tell if your bone is actually broken:
- check to see if the bone is mishapen
- does your joint make a popping or crackling noise when you move it?
- do you have numbness or tingling feeling
If you see any of these signs or symptoms then you should go to a doctor. They will be able to perform an x-ray which will determine the severity of your sprain and/or fracture. Broken bones and fractures are not something that you can just wait to go away or shake off. If you don’t get it taken care of right away it can lead to further damage and long-term problems such as nerve damage, tendon damage and can increase the fracture or break in your bone.