Our bones are made of some pretty tough stuff. They consist of a network of calcium and other minerals that bond together to form a very strong, yet light, substance. They are strong enough to support our weight when running and walking and can also take quite a battering if needed.
Bones are far from invincible, however, and a blow with enough force at the right angle can cause a bone to break. This can be very painful and can also lead to permanent damage that will be with us for life.
Bone breaks are usually treatable, though, with most people making a full recovery over time. Below are 10 symptoms of a bone fracture to look out for.
Symptom #1: Pain
Pain is very useful to us. It is very unpleasant, but still very useful. It lets us known when we have injured ourselves or are about to injure ourselves. It helps to make sure that we keep the area protected to help it to heal as it should. As long as we might wish we did not have to endure it, we might struggle to survive without it.
If you break a bone, you are likely to feel it instantly. The pain of a broken bone is always likely to be high up on the scale and in many cases it will be unbearable. Paramedics will often use painkillers to help relieve the patient from their anguish.