Bone damage can cause many causes, for example, accidental fall, impact. The severity of the injury depends on the strength of the impact. The result can be both a fracture and a crack in the bone. The symptoms of these conditions are slightly different, so you need to be aware of these differences in order to provide the correct assistance.
When an injury is received, the first signal of a crack in the bone is pain. Listen to your feelings: pain can be both piercing and dull, throbbing, tingling. Basically, such injuries are manifested by pain during movement. The greater the load on the injured area, the stronger the pain. In a state of relative rest, there are practically no unpleasant sensations. But if you touch the injury, you will feel pain.
If the blow hits your ribs and you feel prolonged chest pain that worsens as you inhale, try not to breathe too deeply. Also, try not to cough or sneeze so that you don't feel worse. Most likely, you have a crack in your rib. Could it appear as a result of a direct blow to the chest ?, strong compression of the chest and from a fall.
If you notice edema at the site of the injury, which increases just before your eyes, do not hesitate - the bone is damaged. A tumor formed in the limb interferes with its normal functioning and hinders movement. In this case, the victim is in a forced position. But unlike a fracture, swelling is rare in a fractured bone.
To check for a crack, check to see if the bruised area is reddened and if there is a limitation of movement in the damaged area.
Immediately after the impact, a bright hematoma may form - very painful and extensive. Touching it causes unbearable pain. So if you are faced with such a consequence of a bruise, be sure to visit a surgeon to prevent the development of gangrene. Bruises appear both with a fracture and with a fracture of the bone.
If after a severe bruise you do not notice any serious symptoms, still go for an examination at the emergency room. Better not to risk your health. Take an X-ray to clear any doubts. This is especially true for head injuries. Traumatic brain injury is very dangerous.