Causes of bone fractures include trauma, overuse, and diseases that weaken bones.
The main symptom is pain. There may also be loss of functionality depending on the area affected.
Treatment often involves resetting the bone in place and immobilizing it in a cast or splint to allow it time to heal. Sometimes, surgery or metal rods may be needed to reset the bone.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Requires a medical diagnosis
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging often required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks