Worst Bones to Break

The Top Ten
1 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.

When I was 14 and in a PE class in school, we were doing gymnastics and I was trying to do a handstand (which I still cannot do, to this day) and someone accidentally kicked the gym mat I was doing it on.
This caused me to fall off the gym mat, steady myself, lose my balance again, and crumple my arm so that I landed hard on my right shoulder.
It felt like I had been stabbed, the pain coming in waves and causing me to immediately get up and run in circles around the gym mat, teeth clenched and tears welling in my eyes, I ran around the gym mat for what felt like an eternity as the others looked on and tried to think about what to do.
After a teacher took me to first aid, the nurse looked at it and reassured me that was just a bruise, even though I was crying and refused to move my arm, but they sent me home.
By the time I got home, the pain had died down and I decided that it really was just a bad bruise, then I absentmindedly tried push myself up off of my chair with that ...more

I'm 15 and broke my collarbone a little over 2 weeks ago in my rugby game. I got the ball and the defender was running full speed and I was gonna cut around him, but I decided to just take contact. I was running diagonally, so I landed the wrong way. He hit me pretty hard and I just remember everything being blurry, and I heard a crack. I didn't cry but it was pretty painful. We got to the ER and it turned out that I had a kickstand fracture which was gonna require surgery. Today is two weeks post op. My bone broke in 4 places and two bones almost were poking through the skin so they had to push one down at the ER so it didn't poke through. I have to wear a sling full time until I think next week then I can take it off at home. I have 10 screws and a metal plate. I'm hoping I don't have any chronic pain from all of this.

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.

2 Spine

My grandfather broke his spine before I was born and it was an absolutely horrendous injury and his back still hurts from it.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

If its just a fracture and nothing hits your brain youll be fine right?

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.

It was necking bad

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

5 Tailbone (butt)

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.

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 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.

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.

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 don't think people understand the pain of a fibula-fibula compound fracture because most people go into shock and don't feel a lot of pain. I was playing a basketball game for my highschool and I jumped to save the game and came down wrong. I didn't go into shock and I felt the worse pain I had ever experienced and I have a pretty high pain tolerance. The recovery isn't bad because you should be able to walk in just 2 weeks but the pain for about the first 3 hours is terrible. It was so bad I wanted to die right then and there.

I broke my tibia and fibula. Took six months, 3 plates and 18 pins to fix it. My leg is permanently disfigured now and still hurts occasionally 3 years later. I've broken at least 15 different bones over the years and this leg break was by far the worst. The only other break I've had that causes me permanent suffering is from a collapsed lung I had, which causes me to have persistent coughing.

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 Arm

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.

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

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.

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

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.

I've broken my left femur twice, first time when I was 12 running after a handball and slipped over a wet surface, it was an oblique fracture right in the centre of the shaft. Had to get a metal rod and nails put in. Second time was this year and tripped over my dog and snapped the metal rod inside and the bone and didn't realise it was broken so I went to get an X-ray 3 days later to find out it was broken. A straight 11/10 for pain doing it the first time and will never forget the pain

10 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 machine ...more

The patella is the most painful thus far.

In my life (I'm 52) I've fractured the following bones:

R eye socket (7 separate breaks)
Fractured skull
2 broken noses
R Tibea (sp? )
R big toe x twice (separate incidents)
R x2 ribs
L x1 rib
R wrist
R smallest finger
Chipped vertebrae ( showed up n X-ray.. no dramatic incident)

And now my patella... for me the patella has been the most painful, exhausting & debilitating.

Very hard to measure others' pain in comparison to yours but I can measure mine to mine.

The Contenders
11 Ribs

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 often ...more

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

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...

Just broke a couple ribs from coughing and is it so painful! Please avoid at all cost. Broken ribs are excruciatingly painful. I'm in pain whenever I need to move in the slightest way. I mean anyway you move breathing, coughing, sneezing, sitting, standing and laying down (awful pain) you experience horribly constant pain.

12 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.

I have broken my clavicle twice in my life, each time was the same one (left), and l didn't cry either of the times because it just wasn't painful, but recently l broke both the medial and lateral malleolus which are the ankle joints at the ends of the tibia and fibula. This pain was unbearable, the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. Even the slightest bump made me scream.

Sadly I got into a deadly car accident last week, and my ankle was broken, but thankgod I got out of it alive, the pain was not that bad I'm sure there are worst bone fractures than the ankle fracture, doctor said I'm not gonna be able to walk until 6 weeks have passed, but I guess it couldn't be that bad, at least I'm alive from that deadly car crash that's the most important thing..

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.

13 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

14 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!

Broke my Humerous bone 7 months ago. I could feel it move inside my arm. I couldn't move my arm for 4-5 months on my own. I was in a sling for 5-6 months. It will take me another month to fully recover

15 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

Shattered my calcaneous 9 months ago and the remaining portion was tilted 20 degrees off center. Surgeon said it was a 1 in a million break! The pain was terrible. Every time I would try to sit up it was like LAVA pouring down my leg to the break. Surgery was a nightmare, 10 screws and 1 metal plate with a giant scar. Surgeon said this break is difficult to heal due to blood flow in the heel area. Non weight bearing for a few months then the fun begins with trying to walk again. Like walking on glass every step for a while. Still swells up every day and every step I take is painful. I'll have another surgery at a later time to fuse the joint I'm told. May be 5 years, may be 15 years before the fusion takes place. Surgeon says it's a "life long" injury that will always be somewhat painful. If you have had this injury, I feel your pain. I would not wish this on anyone. It sucks.

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!

Calcaneous (heel bone) one of the absolute worst bones to break long term, especially if it is communited fracture and or open fracture? Lets just hope you don't have both heels broke? but is often the case with many due to falls from high places or motor vehicle accident, facts are that a lot of the times both feet are damaged and you will never be the same. Usually a life time of pain and suffering and required fusions of your sub talor joint due to almost guarantee arthritis with these injuries. and if it is open fracture very hard to keep infection out of bone.

16 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.

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!

Should be way higher up! I have had broken wrist, ribs, ankle, foot, and by far this is the worst. I am in day 6 and still in pain. Not to mention my mouth getting completely wired shut... this is by far #1 for me!

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

17 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.

Way worse than tailbone

Even breathing hurts; coughing and sneezing is excruciating

18 Pelvis

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.

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.

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 dropped a 60-80 pound science table on my toe on the last day of school and I am hoping that is the worst bone I'll ever break.

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:(

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.

The pain really hurts for the first week and it hurt as if there were 3,000,345 Mosquitoes biting your skin

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.

I dislocated my finger I'm not sure if its part of being broken but its painful too It was very shocking to see my finger bent backward!

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.

You could die

23 Hip
24 Nose

My friend slammed my face into a door. It hurt like hell as did the surgery. I think the surgery hurt more than the actual break. If you don't get put to sleep you're basically re-breaking your nose but you know it's going to happen.

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.

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.

I couldn't write.

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