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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
February 23, 2017

Could this be a sprain or a break?

Your bones are five times stronger than steel – yes, really! Still, as tough as they are, bones can break. A broken bone, (also known as a fracture), happens when too much pressure is exerted onto your bone, causing it to crack, shatter or split. Fractures are mostly caused by injuries, falls, car accidents, or overuse (particularly if you run or play a sport). Signs and symptoms of a broken bone: Intense pain in and around the injured area Numbness and tingling Heavy bleeding Limited ability or inability to move. A visible deformity in the injured area. Broken skin with…
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