Accidents happen, we all know this, but it can still hurt when they do happen. It can be frustrating when you’ve done all you can to be mindful of your safety, wearing a helmet, using cycling signals, and even being incredibly mindful and vigilant knowing some drivers see you less as a cyclist and more as the curb. But more than the pain of frustration, inconvenience, and emotional disturbance, the physical pain can be wildly alarming. If you’ve been in a cycling accident, the first few moments may have you in a shock. But once that wears off, the pain may set in. Scraped skin, burning aches, and sharp pains, along with the shock can make it difficult to determine the severity of your injuries. If you’ve been in a cycling accident or are a current cyclist, we’ve compiled a list of things for you to know when it comes to cycling injuries. If you’re wondering if your cycling injury is a broken bone, keep reading!
What Are Common Signs Of A Broken Bone
There can be many injuries that hurt; but if you’ve never experienced a broken bone before, trying to figure out between a sprain, a tear, or a broken bone, can be difficult. Obviously, before we get into the list, it should be stated, your best bet at figuring out whether you have a broken bone or not is for a medical professional to take a look at your injury. That being said, here are some common signs of a broken bone:
- A Visibly Misshapen Bone Or Joint
- Swelling Or Bruising
- Intense Pain
- Numbness and Tingling That Persists
- Broken Skin With Bone Protrusion
- Inability To Apply Weight Or Lack of Mobility
What To Do If You’ve Been In A Cycling Accident In Colorado?
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident and if you cycle in Colorado in cities like Boulder, Fort Collins, Or Longmont, then make sure to immediately call Jeffress Law! Being injured can be scary, frustrating, and painful! We’d like to help take some of the sting off that injury. Give us a call today at 303-993-8685 or, if you’d rather text, give us a text at 303-225-9101!