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 Could anyone advise me how to fix a broken shoulder bone?
I don't know which one.
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According to my Doctor today I have full flexibility it is probably not broken....

 I'm hallucinating.... again!?
this time, it's auditory hollucinations, one was when the wind blew aganst my window very hard, it played the song of time from zelda, ok I know that just isn't possible. And if you haven�...

 i gave myself a tattoo, well i cut my wrists and put pen ink in it, am i going to die?

 ok so i cut myself & cant stop my arms looks like a road map can anyone help?

 Have you ever broken a bone, or had Stitches?
I had 3 stitches when I was 4, when I tripped and banged my head on a stone. I cut just above the eyebrow.

I have never broken anything in my 31 years.

Have you??...

 how do i know if my foot is broken?
I was playing soccer in my backyard, i kicked the ball but i fell down... i heard a crack.
i can walk perfectly and it doesn't hurt that much.
How do i know if it's broken (don...

 I have a black eye, but I have to do something important tomorrow How do I get it away by tomorrow. ?
Please help!...

 most minor injury you've been to hospital for?
whats the most minor thing you've been in for? what happened?

Just thought I would ask!...

 My dad fell down wooden stairs today. He can't really walk or stand without pain. What should I buy to help?

 Should I go to the doctor?
I hurt my ankle badly about a year and a half ago and since then about every two months or less that ankle swells and its sore to walk on. This usually happens if I've done a lot of exercise or ...

 What's the most physically painful thing that's ever happened to you?

 i want to break my right wrist but idk how?
dont call me stupid and other things pleaz i need ur help
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i know da costs and wat itz gonna take i think its spriaed and i think i need a cast but th dont want to give ...

 If you chop someones finger off by accident, can you reattatch it?
just answer the question, it was a accident!...

 Recently my friend shot himself in the foot. It has turned black. What should he do?
He just got back from Iraq and he needed a gun. He tried to shoot a catapillar that was right by his foot....

 Would you be in the hospital long if you shot yourself in the foot with a rifle?
Okay my friend supposedly shot their foot by accident with a rifle and supposedly tore all of there ligaments in there foot...Would that person be released in less than one day to go home? It ...

 What's the worst accident or injury you've had in life?
Has it changed the way you treat your body or do you still take it for granted?!...

 kinda weird question, but i really need an answer and fast!!!??
when you go to the doctor, and you get an x-ray of.. say your tailbone (lower back, right between the buttocks.. :s)do you get to keep you clothes on, or do you have to take them off ...

 Anyone fimilar with this pain?
Starting yesterday i had sharp pains all over my stomach, last night they were so sharp i couldnt lay down. I was up at 5am this morning throwing up. Feel back asleep, up at 8 am with a totally ...

 Whats the worst accident or injury you've had?
I used to be really accident prone when I was younger!! It seemed like I spent most of my youth on a hospital ward!

My worst accident/injury was when I fell from a balcony on a three story ...

 Is there anything fun to do while on crutches?
I sprained my ankle badly and possibly tore a ligament almost 2 weeks. The doc gave me an ankle brace and crutches and I am on them for a while and I was wondering, are there any activities I can do ...

How Do i know if i broke my hand?
I tripped and hit my hand. i iced it and it got red but not that swollen. when i fell i felt something snap. i think. i cried for like two seconds but then i thought i would be fine cuz i fall alot so im used to falling. how do i know if its bruised sprained or broken. oh and i really cant do anything with my hand

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Step 1- See a doctor
Step 2- Ask if you broke your hand. If the answer is yes, you have a broken hand. If the answer is no, you do not have a broken hand.

Charlie O.
I'm trained in first aid so I can help. You should probably go get an X-ray because it is most likely at least a sprain or a break. If you can't move your hand, it is busted. If you can a little bit but it causes lots of pain. It could be broken or sprain. If you can move it without too much pain, it is sprained or bruised. Even if it is just bruised or sprained, there is a 50% chance it is broken. If it is broken, you need a cast to avoid further injury.

if it bruises and swells a lot its probly sprained...if it turns other colors like yellow it might be broken...def keep icing

You go to a doctor and let him tell you.

pull on it slightely if u dont feel something attached that you can feel on the other hand its broken

Charles R
swelling is always a sign. no break won't swell.

if its broken you cant move it. it could just be sprained

if your hand isnt in to much pain check it for any abnormalities that may have occurred when you hit it and you probably would not be able to type if you broke it because of the fact that your finger bones are connected to your wrist bone

if its broken your whole arm is Pretty much immobilized you want be able to lift your arm without felling alot pain

If you can bend all your fingers and rotate your wrist without any excruciating pain, you probly didn't break anything. But if your sure that you heard something snap, I'd get that looked at.

See a doctor. That's the best way.

My best advice is to go to the ER and get an x-ray. I did something similar, and my hand was slightly swollen, there was some numbness, and i lost alot of use. You can also gently feel the hand for any unusual bumps that were not present before. I didn't get mine x-rayed for a week and it turned out to be broken. Better to be safe then sorry. Good Luck!

A side note...if it is broken then it is still possible to move it! Also, discoloration such as it turning red, blue or purple can be a sign of a sprain or break. An X-ray is your best shot.

Squeeze it really hard, if you're not crying by then, it's not broken.

it will hurt a lot

well if you can't move it at all and you can't touch it without having excruciating pain, then you might want to go to the er. it could very well be broken. either way, you should see a doctor soon because it could get worse.

Delta Roman
A guy in my old unit asked me that once, I said"Phil it got run over by a Humvee!" Good times.

Max M
I broke my hand a month ago and it is sorta hard to tell. If you are even thinking you may have go to a doctor. I fell in a soccer game and went to the doctor right after, the doc said that if I hadn't had gone that quick it probably would have gotten much worse. Better safe then sorry.

well an X-Ray can tell you if your hand is broken or not broken

if u cant move it itz broken. go to a doctor anyways because your hand might be sprained

Well, if it's STILL bothering/hurting you it may be sprained. You should go to the doctor to get it checked out. Also to check if you have an injury, move the injured hand, if it hurts there may be a chance it's sprained, fractured, broken etc.

If it's noticeably swollen, painful to move, and you have a significant decrease in function, it is probably broken.

If you are unsure, see a doctor, and get it x-rayed. If you cannot afford a doctor, get a splint, and take some anti-inflammatories (motrin, etc). Apply ice to the area for about 5-10 minutes at a time, to keep any swelling down. Try to avoid using it too much until it feels better.

u might hav just sprained it go to your local doctor and hav it checked out

My name is Madison.
Well, you could type this question, right?

If you havent thrown up yet i doubt its broken.

Shauna x
when my brother broke him arm, he was like one so we didn't know. So we told him to crawl but he wouldnt use his right hand that was sore, so we like kept handing him stuff and he used his left hand.. so I'd try move it in a circular direction or try place it down on a counter top and put rpessure on it and if it really hurts go to er and get a scan :]

because your hand is not swelling it is probably not broken or fractured it is probably just sprained. if you can move your fingers, your hand is not broken but if you cant keep reading. hold your hand and massage it where it hurts most. if you feel an abnormal movement than it is most likely broken. an abnormal movement is a movement that causes no reaction in the rest of your hand.

Go to a doctor or try to move it a bit.If it hurts when you move the hand almost all the time it's broken.

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