The major symptoms of a broken leg are pain, swelling, and deformity.
A broken leg can be very obvious but may require an X-ray to diagnose.
Pain caused by a broken bone is typically severe.
Swelling and bruising over the area of a break are common.
Can you walk on a broken leg?
You usually will not be able to walk on it. If it’s a severe fracture, the leg may be an odd shape and the bone may even be poking out of the skin. There may have been a “crack” sound when the leg was broken, and the shock and pain of breaking your leg may cause you to feel faint, dizzy or sick.
How do you know if you fractured your leg?
Pain, swelling, tenderness and bruising in your lower leg. Deformity in the shape of your lower leg. An abnormal alignment or positioning of your foot on the affected side. Visible portions of the fractured bone, if the fracture causes a break in the skin.
How do you tell if a bone is fractured or bruised?
Signs and symptoms of a broken bone include:
- Swelling or bruising over a bone.
- Deformity of an arm or leg.
- Pain in the injured area that gets worse when the area is moved or pressure is applied.
- An inability to bear weight on the affected foot, ankle, or leg.
- Loss of function in the injured area.
Can a broken leg heal on its own?
Without treatment, the bones in your leg may not heal properly. If your fracture heals on its own, your leg may be deformed. You may not be able to move your leg as well as you did before your injury. You may have pain or lose feeling in your leg.