Worst Bones to Break

The Top Ten
1 Spine

I broke both heels. The first I broke a number of years ago (when I was about 20). I limped for 3 years; after being able to walk properly I suffered stiffness every morning, along with limited range of motion due to the joint damage. A year and a half ago (when I was in my sixties), I broke my other heel after falling from the roof and landing on a brick. I had surgery and 9 screws were placed in my heel to repair the bone. I struggle to walk without a limp, need pain meds, and have very limited range of motion. I am aggressively trying to break down the fibrous scar tissue causing the severe pain and limited range of motion, but have had little success. My goal is to walk without a limp after 2 years, but I fear it will more likely be 3. The heel is a terrible bone to break. However, I feel for others who have had spinal and head injuries that have resulted in far worse pain and suffering than I have experienced.

I broke my spine from two different spots when doing gymnastics in a trampoline. The healing period was super long and painful I couldn't sleep or sit in some positions and the few positions I could be in were not comfortable. After the worst part you could say it still was hell I couldn't carry anything I couldn't do anything than sit and sleep and walk slowly.. and ig I needed to go anywhere without a bus or a car I would always cry from the pain. And now even after 7 years my back is still sometimes painful and when doing exercises it's painful but I'm grateful because it was so close I could've been paralyzed from my neck to the rest of my body...

By far the worst pain I’ve experienced day after day for 8 weeks. You cannot move at all without severe pain. Broken clavicle is nothing compared to my 3 broken ribs, just a minor inconvenience as that only hurts during certain movements. Broken ribs hurt 24/7, every minute. Shattered my wrist and that hurt but only for a couple days and I could sleep for more than 3 hours unlike my ribs, lucky to sleep at all and you constantly pray you won’t have to cough or sneeze! Because if you do you will experience incredible pain and I have a high pain threshold.

Breaking your spine is by far the worst. You are paralysed for life and will never be able to walk or move properly for the rest of your life. You will be in immense pain for your whole life and you will be stuck in a wheelchair. I've been in a wheelchair since I was 8 years old and was in a car crash but I'm thankful I didn't break my neck or spine

2 Collarbone

I broke my left collarbone while skateboarding. I didn't really notice the pain at first till I had gotten in the car to go to the hospital. (I was going to the ER because I hit my head hard, not because of the shoulder injury) drive to the hospital was the worst. Every little bump and turn was causing so much pain it was making me cry. My boyfriend had to drive extremely slow. Once I got to the hospital they did an x-ray and I broke and shattered some bones on my clavicle. They did surgery a couple of days later and put in a hook plate. It was one of the most painful this I have EVER experienced. I have broken other bones before too. My mom had to help my change, shower and do my hair. I could hardly sleep because I could only sleep in one position that didn't cause too much pain. But 2 months later and I'm in physical therapy and it still causing a little pain and I can't lift it about my shoulders. It sucks.

I currently have multiple fractures in my right clavicle with a ligament separation. I played hockey and I got hit in the back with a shot and it was hard enough to jack it up. I finished practice and ended up going to urgent care later that day. The next week I experienced the worst pain I have ever felt. I am tough and I would cry or come close to tears every time we would go over a speed bump or something would even touch my arm. It has been three weeks, I have my range of motion back and it is feeling a lot better. Definitely not the longest recovery time for a bone, but I would say the most painful since you have the weight of your arm pulling down on it all the time.

I fractured my collarbone in two places on a motorbike crash. The pain was extreme. What made it worse though was that while waiting for the scan on the x-ray table, the doctor continuously tried to relocate my shoulder, pulling with all his weight... ended up creating a lever and pushing the broken bone deeper and deeper inside. I've broken a few bones and have never really complained much about the pain (I have a high pain threshold), but that experience doesn't compare.. Had to wait for a week to be able to undergo surgery (doctors spent an hour trying to pull the bone out and put it back in place). Never really went back to normal.

I broke my right clavicle at hockey when I made a bad hit and tried to keep going. HORRIBLE needle/bee sting pain all through my shoulder. I had to wait a long time before driving to the hospital and then waiting a few hours. The ER is useless, they gave me a cloth sling and tylenol. I was meant to have surgery but they said I would heal. Changing was almost as difficult as showering but sleeping was the worst. I couldn't do sports for 5 months. It's a big disadvantage for me in rugby and volleyball (it even bothers me at track). Everyone knows me as that girl with the gross shoulder. It's been over 8 months since it happened and moving my shoulder and sleeping is really uncomfortable.

3 Skull

I've fractured my skull 3 times, not really that bad, didn't die, not paralyzed. Hurts but it's not a debilitating break. Broke my coccyx (tailbone) in middle school football by not wearing my pad and falling hard on a rock on our brand "new" football practice field that had only been roughed and sod never laid,
Very painful but didn't last long and healed fairly quickly. Broke both thumbs, again, fairly painful at first, but "healed" quick still have limited range of motion and only occasionally causes pain.
Fractured my calcaneus(heel) falling off a roof and screamed in agony, couldn't walk for 6 months, and still have pain everyday 2 years later, definitely my worst break. I would assume spine and maybe femur are the only more painful breaks you can have.

If your skull breaks, you probably won't survive, or be the same again. By far the worst bone to break. Well, technically, more than one bone, but still.

I cracked my head open when I was a baby because my mom dropped me (on accident)

This is the worst bone to break, should be number 1, how will you live?

4 Neck

If you break your neck you will be in pain and suffering. I hurts a lot and you can get paralyzed for the rest of your life.

One of the worst feelings in my life was being told I might never be able to walk again

Broken neck should be 2 broken clavicle should be 8

It was necking bad

5 Tailbone (butt)

I bruised my tailbone and I as not able to sit properly for months. When I had to go on vacation, I had to stand up every 10 minutes otherwise I wouldn't be able to get up.

I broke my tailbone in 2013 and I had to wear a back-brace for about 2 months, I couldn't participate in any physical activities and it gave me back and neck pain for years.

Broke my tailbone giving birth to my first child who was posteria (spine against spine). Excruciating pain for months, painful to sit, stand, any movement. Going over the smallest bumps in the road when in the car was also excruciating. 19 years ago it broke and occasionally still have problems.

I broke my tailbone after slipping on the stairs. It hurt so bad I couldn't even walk, sit or lay down. It's been 5 years since that happen and it still affects me.

6 Leg

I currently have a Tibial plateau fracture requiring a plate and screws to reconstruct. The pain I had after surgery when the anesthesia wore off was the most intense pain I've ever felt in my life. Even the femural nerve block did nothing to soothe the pain. I've had multiple broken wrists and arms before. This was my first fracture requiring surgery. This morning, I made the mistake of missing a dose of my pain meds and I had to relive the pain, almost to the level immediately following surgery. Thanks to modern medicine for relatively fast acting pain killers!

I currently have a tib-fib fracture, I double fractured my fibula completely in half and than I had 2 different fractures on my tibia. I did not go into shock and it was the worst pain of my life, I was playing in a lacrosse tournament and I was playing defense, when I was running back someone stuck there stick in between my legs and I fell and landed off it terribly, I am currently on the blink of having surgery if my leg doesn't properly heal, which is a high possibility. I remember when I was sitting there waiting to get it set and I got put on Fentanyl, and it wore off ever 30 mins ish and after it got work off it legit made me cry, begin honest and I never cry, I have a huge pain tolerance but the pain is getting way better after 3 weeks but it is such a pain too sleep, I have roll over it so many times, and every time it hurts so much.

I am currently suffering from a tibial plateau fracture. This is the first time in my life I am breaking a bone. The OS fixed a plate with 5 screws to stabilize the fracture. Now I am on non-weight bearing for 12 weeks. I was really uncomfortable after the surgery. It took almost a month for my pain to subdue.

Was running after a ball in soccer, had all my weight on one leg as I went to kick the ball, cleat stuck in ground. Heard the loudest snap ever, all my teammates 100 ft away heard it. didn't feel it all right away till I laid on the ground. Worst pain I've felt by far, didn't know how to react to it. Ended snapping my fibula in half and my tibia barely held together.

7 Foot

I broke my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal bones while jumping off the side of a bridge, it was about 5 ft, and my sister had just done it before me and she was fine. As soon as I hit the ground I heard a loud crack and I was rolling on the ground in pain. I felt like throwing up and passing out. The worst pain was the first day and first night, and let me just say, I've had kidney stones before due to past problems and the pain level was the exact same with a broken foot. And to top it all off it's at the start of summer break. Oh and one more thing, Tylenol #3 is your best friend when it comes to a broken bone. I was able to sleep a straight 3 hours after I took one.

I just broke both of my feet. I have a twist compound fracture on my 5th metatarsal bone on one foot, the other is completely shattered.thinking I was on the last stair while still being 4 stairs up in the middle of the night. We have hardwood floors ands my feet buckled under me and I screamed so loud! I have a high pain tolerance, I break a toe at least once a week, always slamming my finger in doors, etc. I also had one of my children completely natural and the day this happened was the worst pain in my life!

I broke the growth plate in my foot. I was walking and my foot it the side of the chair and my toe went all the way to the side. When I first got xrays, the doctors took the wrong views and didn't fine a break, so I went for about two and a half weeks without a cast on a pretty badly broken foot. when they finally did find the break, I was in a shoe thing and a boot for about three months, and almost needed a screw in my foot. not a very pleasant memory of mine... but only a month after that, I broke my wrist.

I have a "Jones" fracture and it is killing me. I am on week 6 in a cast. Just had surgery to put a 4 inch screw into my 5th metatarsal and now I have 8 more weeks in a cast with another 4 in a boot. There might be more painful bones to break, but nothing is more annoying as 3-5 months on crutches because of a hairline fracture in your little pinky toe.

8 Patella

I shattered my patella into multiple peaces as well as my femur during a head-on car crash. At the time of the break, all I could feel was the intense pain from my knee, I had no idea I had even broken my femur. It wasn't until surgery to fix my knee that it was discovered that my femur was broken as well.

Further to this, once the femur has been fixed from surgery there is only minimal pain from recover compared to the recovery for my patella.

You do not often experience permanent damage from a femur break where as you may never fully recover from a broken patella (personal experience). I now walk with a permanent limp and am unable to bend my knee past 90 degrees.

I broke my patella into a few pieces and required surgery to repair it. At the time of the injury, the pain was unbearable, I was unable to move or speak, only scream out in pain. It's worth mentioning my kneecap was also severely dislocated. After surgery, I had to be very careful to keep up with my pain meds fro the first few weeks, as if they wore off in the night I would wake up screaming in pain. My leg was immobilised in a straight upper thing to ankle brace for 2 months. I'm now 2.5 months in, and I am doing exercises to try to get my leg to bend. I have very little movement and they exercises are excruciating, and impossible at times. the swelling is still very bad.

My surgeon says another 8 weeks before I'm back at work. (In a physical job). That's a total of 4 months off work. Another 6 months at least before I can do any sport other than swim.

From what I've heard, everyones experience with a broken knee is different. Some very painful and requiring surgery ...more

I shattered my patella into 11 pieces. I was lucky enough to be hammered when it happend but still the pain came in waves on the way to hospital. I thought my friend was going the wrong way and I started screaming but he was going to the hospital I just couldn’t see anymore my vision slowly went black til all I could see wAs street lights. Finally got to hospital where I had to wait 4 days til my surgery because the swelling was so bad. Waking up from surgery was the single worst moment of my life. I thought I knew what pain was, especially considering I just shattered my knee cap but the pain after surgery was other worldly. I have no words to describe it. It was the worst pain id ever felt times 100. I couldn’t breath. I savagely screamed at the nurses and doctors to give me something stronger but I remember they said..any more and well kill you.. then before I knew it I was high as hell. They had to drug me til I passed back out. The second time I woke up I had a morphine ...more

I broke my knee last week, I have got a massive cast on for 6 weeks and wont be able to do any physical activity for at least 10 weeks. Also not to mention the extreme amount of pain when it happened and the very uncomfortable drive to hospital.

9 Femur

Like most here, I have had my share of injuries over the course of the last 32 years... For bone pain, I would easily say the femur is probably one of the worst pains imaginable. There were days where I would have seriously considered removing the entire leg all together. Due to a birth defect, I needed to have my femurs cut off and reattached with a plate (to be removed no sooner than 12 months post op). I have had to do this twice now in the last 10 year, and I honestly can't tell you a pain worse than the femur. The good news is I only have 2 legs so now that's out of the way... Ribs are definitely a close second, if they didn't heal quickly (compared to femur) this would be number 1 in my book. Because ribs constantly have to move the pain can seem unforgiving and relentless; god forbid you sneeze, laugh, cough or BREATHE! The femur takes months to heal... and even then there is still this dull ache all the time. Not a bone, but the ACL has got to be a close second. When I was ...more

I broke and cracked my femur in a horse riding accident. When I sat up on the ground my left leg from the femur was bent to the right, so In a panic, I straighten it, agony is the only word suitable. I was lifted into a Jeep without any pain relief. My leg swelled with blood, I lost 2 pints of blood. While I waited for the ambulance the pain was horrid, a constant pain. I just cried. I ended up being airlifted to hospital. I received blood because I was weak and tired from the bleeding. For a 16yr old girl bedpans are very embarrassing. I was told before the surgery that it was going to be a very painful operation. 3-4 hour operation and I had a rod inserted with 2 nails and the rod goes into the joint at my hip because of the crack. Walking was extremely painful afterwards, probably more painful that the break itself. I was in so much pain at night that I had dreams of a endless supply of instant pain relief medication. One of my scars got infected which was less than ideal. I spent ...more

Unlike the skull,neck, or spine, if you break your femur u will most likely live and have to go through all the pian. Collarbone will be up there because it is the most common bone to break but not the worst. I have broken 5 bones in my life. Wrist, Metacarpal, hip,knee, and femur. Nothing come close to femur. If you have only broken your knee I can see where you are coming from. I thought nothing could be worse. I was vary, vary wrong. Femur is the longest and hardest bone to brake, so when you do brake it, you know. I broke my femur playing baseball sliding into 2nd base when my cleats stuck to the ground and the base didn't move. I thought they were going to amputate my leg it hurt so bad.

Firstly I'm 27. A 1500 pound steel box fell over on top of me. Landed on my right side. Broke my ribs on my left side from smashing into the floor. Fractured my right hip,right femur, pelvis and pubic bone. Was put on a stretcher where the paramedics ratchet strapped me ankle to pull my leg straight and pulled my hip out of the socket. A rod screwed into board to keep me from sliding from the force of the ratchet strap which was pressed against my broken pubic bone. If there was a button to die in the following 7 days I would have pressed it. don't wish this pain on my worst enemy.

10 Arm

I have once broke my humerus while hoverboarding.I could not use my arm and I was in constant pain all the time. when the cast came off I could not hold an apple with out struggling to hold it. I would not wish that on my worst enemy.
you need to be safe out there

Proximal humerus fractures are extremely painful with level 7 and level 8 pain being almost constant for the first several days at least. Nights are very excruciating for a long period of time too as there is no way to sleep without the fracture being extremely irritated. Two to three hours of sleep is the norm. Recovery seems to be "by the inch". Pain starts out the first week like excruciating sharp knife like stabbing bone pain that hits intensely every time one makes any kind of a re positioning move - one does not even want to try to move when you are experiencing any less pain even momentarily. The pain evolves into more throbbing/aching type pain that is still around level 6 by the third to fourth week. It is like enduring a "pain marathon" healing the bone - then therapy starts! Written four weeks after initial injury.

It takes really long to heal and you feel like you've only got one arm even though you technically have both. The worst part is getting back the full range of motion in the elbow especially if the fracture is there or especially close to it. I couldn't even get a cast because I had to start (excruciating) physio the day right after my op that inserted metal plates and screws inside me.

I was playing touch football with my friends once and ran into one of my teammates and fell. I jammed my arm. The pain was terrible and continued on for one to two weeks. I can't imagine the pain you would feel when you break your arm.

The Contenders
11 Wrist

I broke my right scaphoid (carpal wrist bone) about 8 months ago and it still hasn't fully recovered. It wasn't very painful to break at first, but within hours it completely seized up my wrist, and was very painful. It required surgery as I needed a screw in my bone.
I had a cast or a splint on for over four straight months, and even after getting the cast off, it is still painful to move, grip, and extend.
The scaphoid is a particularly bad bone to break because it takes so long to recover.

I broke my distal radius, ulna, scaphoid, and tore every imaginable ligament around my thumb. 8 weeks in a cast, 3 more in a splint; possible surgery. I gave birth to my son with NO epidural...NO pain killers. I would do that 5 times over, rather than go through the pain, frustration, and aggravation of these fractures.
it doesn't tickle.

I've broken and ankle, nose, and fingers but the most painful bone to go has been my radial. I had a colles fracture in my right wrist and had to spend 3 nights in hospital and have to operations. I was off work for six weeks. I can no make a first, struggle to write and hold anything. This has definitely been the worst break.

I broke my scaphoid approximately six months ago, and I STILL have a cast on. In three weeks I get it off and get a brace for another two months. that is almost NINE MONTHS TOTAL (almost a year)! It is very painful and it ofter can't be healed at all.

don't break your scaphoid kids

12 Ribs

A bit over 2 years ago I was hit by a car while cycling and suffered multiple fractures to my pelvis, hip, spine and elbow while they all still give me discomfort to this day they were nowhere near as bad as my broken ribs. I broke every rib on right side ribs 1 to 12 with ribs 2 to 10 broken in 2 places throw in puncture to my lung as well. I have a deformation of the right thoracic clavicle as more than half of them didn't heal properly. They still give me a great deal of discomfort to this day and will continue to do so in the future

For sure ribs is way more painful than arm or wrist. Like I get it if you full on shatter your arm in like 5 different places but a simple break or crack in the arm is no where near as painful as a rib. Even the slightest damage to a rip can cause immence pain as every token you breath, move your body or your arm or your shoulder or your head - it hurts. Even when you go to lye down to rest, the pressure of your body when you lye down hurts even more so there isn’t really a good way to get a break (pardon the pun). The pain also extends down your limbs (often to your shoulder, upper arm, elbow and neck) which then feel have a constant ache as if they had a slight break in then too. Whereas and simple break in arm or wrist or leg - depending on the extremity of the break - you can usually find a comfortable position to rest in and take some meds and you’ll be right. People also sympathise as you have crutches and a cast but as with a rib you just gotta let it do its thing, people ...more

I've broke my collar bone, bother wrists at the same time, my clavicle, shattered my left forearm, but I just broke a rib and it is worse than any other fracture I've had... I have a hard time breathing, talking, standing, walking, going to the bathroom... The meds they gave me dehydrated me and I got a tickle in my throat. I coughed so hard it actually refractured the broken rib... Ribs are by far the worst broken bone...

I fractureded 3 ribs and it is the worse lingering pain I've ever dealt with. If you cough, sneeze, take deep breaths or move wrong your going to be in intense pain. No relief for fractured ribs but waiting in pain for 6 weeks for them to heal. I'm starting week three and don't feel any better. Avoid breaking your ribs. It stinks!

13 Ankle

I broke my ankle on a large jumping castle, I jumped of a ledge around 5-6 meters high and landed on an inflated target, however when I landed I heard a loud snap. I broke one of my growing plates as well as dislocated it. It sucks because you can't walk and it hurts like absolute hell! I had a large metal wire sticking out of my foot, so it could move that growing plate back into place.

Never have a felt such a sharp pain. I shattered the tibia at the ankle, broke the fibula, and split the two of them apart the ankle joint. Had a plate, 11 screws, and two Syndesmosis TightRopes put in my ankle. Was non-weight bearing for 3 months. Still often have moderate pain and occasional sharp pains in the ankle region.

Worst break I've had by far. I've broken my arm 3 times but this takes the cake. I only broke my lower fibia, but even for such a small of a bone I had to be in a non walking cast for a month and now I have a boot for another month. The worst part is the therapy afterwards. PAINFUL. I won't be fully healed for months even for such a small bone.

God damn I broke my ankle playing soccer. Some dirty player came at me nasty. Worst pain every! But maybe cause I broke both my fibula and tibia. I had to get surgery, so now I got a plate and some screws in my foot. Breaking bones hurt in general but I think the ankle bones hurt so much

14 Sternum

If you were to break your sternum, your done. Part of it will puncture the lungs, another part may hit the heart, and even the liver can get hit with the sharp broken parts.

I broke my sternum in a car crash recently. It is extremely painful to breath; to stand up from a sitting position and to bend over. Vicodin and ice packs help a lot.

Even breathing hurts; coughing and sneezing is excruciating

When I broke it I was in hospital for 3 months

15 Humerus

I was 11 when I broke my humorous playing tackle football. It hurt pretty bad. Not only that but I had radial nerve palsy in my wrist because some how when the bone broke it cut that nerve. It took me about 7 months to fully recover. It was a lot to ho through because I missed out on a lot of things amd has to do theropy for a year. But now everything's back to normal and I'm happy to be out playing ports again

I'm in week 3 and the xray still shows the same, no sign of new bone and the pain just gets worse. I feel an incredible pain I would say 9/10. Uncomfortable to sleep and doing therapy hurts so bad.

I've had a broken arm, collarbone and a humerus fracture and dislocation, but the humerus hurt the most. Even more than the collarbone!

I have broken wrist, vertebrae, knee, shin and nose. Humerus is by far the most painful in my experience.

16 Heel

I recently broke my right calcaneus bone into 3 pieces and several chipped pieces. By far the worst pain I've ever felt. I had to have surgery almost immediately. Dr said it's one of the worst bones to break. Dr also said I broke mine in a way they've never seen before and they are not real sure on recovery time. No weight bearing at all for at least 3 months. Could take up to 2 years to heal according to my Dr. Will most likely need another surgery. Cannot do my job anymore. I am currently a nurse. Dr said that's out. Dr said you can never do physical activities the same, you'll never walk the same, and I'll always have troubles with this foot. All I know is this is terrible. I cannot take care of myself hardly at all. I have to have my leg propted for 20 hours a day above my heart. I'm used to caring for everyone else. I've broken my wrist, toes, ribs, my nose twice. Several sprained ankles and arms. This is by FAR the worst break I've ever had. I think this needs to be higher on ...more

I broke my right calcaneous May 11, 2018, had emergency surgery, 1 permanent screw, external fixation, 4 titanium rods sticking out of my foot for 8 weeks, surgery again, worst pain and recovery ever! Could barely walk one year out. I needed fusion of that subtalar joint, did that on one year later, another 3 months not walking, now walking, still limp, but it’s not painful anymore. Two years of my life dark and feelings of hopelessness. I vote this as number 1.

I broke my left heel due to a fall... THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLY PAINFUL BREAK and I have a pretty high pain tolerance. I had surgery 20 days ago. The doctor inserted a plate and 7 screws to hold the bone together. I have been told it will be months before I can even stand on it, let alone walk. The recovery time is over a year. I am in so much pain every day, and nothing helps. Oxy, muscle relaxers, acetaminophen, CBD, meloxicam, nothing. The nerve damage from surgery is also very bad. I broke my collar bone, fingers, had a hernia repair surgery, serval piercings and tattoos, spine and muscle pain... but this calcaneus break is 11/10 the most painful thing I’ve EVER EXPERIENCED.

Much like everyone, Drs told me the calcaneus is the most painful. Mine shattered like an egg after a car accident. 8 months on crutches, wicked painful physical therapy, learning to walk again, etc.

14 years later I still get “ice picks”, the only way to describe the searing, acute, 15 on the 10 scale pain that takes my breath away, makes me scream profanities like I have Tourette’s, and almost pass out or puke. And in the Nebraskan subzero winters, some days it’s difficult to almost impossible to walk without assistance.

Good times, WORST bone to break, EVER!

17 Jaw

Mine was an open break. It is very painful and bloody because the head bleeds a lot, but it's the recovery that makes it the worst. Metal plates surgically added. Mouth wired shut for months...imagine all that can happen and it does. Hurts when you shiver, hurts when you hiccup, hurts when you need to yawn, etc.

Plus your stomach wants actual food, but is only getting liquids, so throwing up is a very real possibility...and a painful one as well.

You can't talk, eat, or sometimes breath properly. Wasnt allowed to do anything until I got the wires out because of the possibility of choking or not being able to breath. They make you carry around wire cutters.

I also ripped a nerve so I have limited feeling to one side of my mouth, but trust me I still feel a hell of a lot when I move my jaw a certain way and its been years.

Will you be able to...
Talk? Nope!
Eat? If you like oatmeal or tomato soup served cold.
Drink? Possibly
I've never broke any bones, like, at all but this would scar you

Going through it now and although it isn't the most painful it's definitely the biggest pain in the ass recovery! Imagine having only liquids for 2 months, and not being able to speak propearly for that same time. Can't wait for it to be over

Uhm, yeah...all you saying the pain is that bad that's bs! I crushed my jaw joints 5 years ago and I'm still going through therapy and have to get a splint this week to wear for 6months straight. I can no longer eat steak/chew gum. Worst pain I've ever been through!

18 Pelvis

Broke my pelvis in 3 places. 3 screws and a plate helped put it back together. I'm going on 3 months and I'm still stuck in a wheel chair. I have to have someone help with everything. The pain was awful at first but the worst thing is the recovery period. I still don't know when I'll be able to start learning to walk again.

Complete misery, all my muscles have atrophied from the waist down. Pain wasn't as bad as you would think but, I do have youth on my side. It’s been two months, still using a walker to get around. However, I see some folks saying that metal pins cannot be used for a pelvis break/fracture but indeed I do have one and it has helped put my pelvis back in place.

I broke this and basically it can happen that there will be wear and tear on the bones or I don't know how to say it in english. Though the wear and tear will cause me to have more pain the more the time goes on and I will get a new hip earlier than estimated.

While they may not have done so in your case, they most definitely do put screws and plates in pelvis fractures. I have the X-rays to prove it.

19 Toe

I was in a soccer game and defending this girl. I went to stab at the ball but hit it at such a wrong time when it was right against her foot. Felt like kicking a wall. Played the rest of the game, then went to dr. but the pain lasted for almost a month:(

I was playing soccer and I was about to shoot and someone put the under of his boots in front of the ball so instead of the ball I hit the studs with my first 2 toes (this all happened in about half a second)the pain is excruciating and it doesn't stop it's continuous for about 3 weeks.

Toe, last week I broke my toe and the bone was sticking out of my toe. It was one of the worst pains I have ever felt.

Got stepped on with metal cleats playing 3rd base. Ripped my cleat. Now I'm in a boot. SUCKS

20 Tibia

I fractured my tibia while doing a front flip a gymnastics, didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would but it was the worst pain I have ever felt. Lucky I am only out for 6 weeks.

So much pain constantly having to readjust the boot. One week into tibia tibia,and fifth metatarsal break seeing if they will heal without surgery. Don’t know how I’m gonna last twelve weeks.

It’s is very bad to break it

I broke my tibia and fibula together but if you barely move it hurts a lot I'm 12 and in football when it happen I'm in a boot know but it's so bad

21 Finger

I broke my pinkie finger about 2 months ago. I still cannot bend the top joint fully and it hurts to hold it down fully for more than 30 seconds. I had to get a pin placed because the break was next to the joint and if my bone moved at all I would not be able to move it in the future. They did the surgery two days after I found out I broke it and then a month later took the pin out. When they took the pin out I was on no Anesthesia and My finger was not numbed I was hyperventilating and I almost passed out. This is off topic but the next month I sprained my ankle as soon as my cast was off. Life is Fun Isn't it

Broke my thumb in a motorcycle accident and could touch it for a while after with only mild pain (keep in mind I have a very high pain tolerance). The worst pain came when it was splinted. Most of all it is hard to do almost anything one handed and have to be dependent on someone just to tie my shoes. Pain isn’t to bad but mostly frustrating, most pain comes when I forget and make a sudden movement or bump my bad hand or the splint.

I broke my finger in June 2017 and it still hurts to bend it today in May 2019. At first it feels like a jam, but the following week or two are straight torture from hell. Should be higher in my opinion. More painful than when I broke my wrist and elbow.

Chipped the tip of my finger from a baseball hitting in head on after being hit. Almost passed out from the pain and it raised the nail off

22 Elbow

An olecranon fracture is an injury to one of the bones of the elbow. The olecranon is the prominent bone that forms the point of the elbow. The bone is actually the end of the ulna, one of the two forearm bones, and it is the attachment of the powerful triceps muscle of the arm. The triceps is the muscle that straightens the elbow, and olecranon fractures can impair an individual's ability to straighten the elbow joint.

Olecranon fractures can occur by either falling directly on the back of the elbow or by the triceps muscle pulling off a fragment of bone from the elbow (a so-called avulsion fracture). Stress fractures are also a possible mechanism of injury to the olecranon, commonly seen in athletes such as baseball pitchers.

Elbows along with knees take very long to heal because not being able to move the joint in a cast for a while allows tissue to build up making it very hard to move the joint which also will cause lots of pain after the cast. Your arm will not be able to straighten for months after the cast. Most other bones stay in a cast for a few weeks and then there done, this is not the case for elbows.

It was more painful then dislocating my collarbone by a mile. Took 5 doctors to put it back in place.

I just broke mine elbow today and the pain is like someone was stabbing me in my elbow 10/10

23 Hip

I had a hairline fracture in my hip when I was 11 years old it happened while I was doing the monkey bars.Belive it or not I was doing them not on top of the not sitting on them and I had to go to the hospital and be transported to another it hurt like hell and I couldn’t do anything for almost 8 weeks I was on crutches and almost needed emergency sugery

Hurts like a bitch!

24 Nose

Completely obliterated my nose off my own knee on trampoline trying to do a double frontflip, most amount of blood I've seen in my life. 7/10 pain scale compared to everything I've felt, (tailbone is one of em, if you've broken your ass you know what I'm talking about)

Hurts like a m o f o... someone kicked me in the face when I was 13 playing soccer and I had to wear this weird cast that like covered my nose and I had to get surgery and you can still tell that I broke it

Broke my nose, had to get surgery, it was so bad.

It hursts a lot

25 Thumb

I just broke my right thumb yesterday and I write with that hand so school will be fun tomorrow!

Broke my thumb 12 weeks ago still in pain now, will it ever ease?

Very painful. Crushed it in the tailgate of my truck.

Broke my scaphoid worst time of my life

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