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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor if your arm hurts severely or pain lasts after an injury. He or she can determine if a bone may be fractured.

You also should see a health care professional after an injury that results in numbness or weakness in the hand or wrist. This is true even if the injury itself seemed minor.

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