If you have a broken arm, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. If you are at work, there are some first aid steps that you can take to help treat your broken arm.

First, try to keep the arm elevated. This will help reduce swelling and pain. You can do this by propping up the arm on a pillow or cushion.

Next, apply ice to the area. Ice helps to numb the pain and reduce inflammation. Wrap the ice in a towel and apply it for 15-20 minutes at a time.

If you have access to pain medication, take it as directed. Ibuprofen can help reduce pain and inflammation.

Finally, splint the arm to keep it from moving. This will help prevent further injury and pain. You can use a commercial splint or improvise one with a rolled-up magazine or newspaper.

Do not try to realign the bone yourself. Do not put any weight on the arm. Do not attempt to remove any debris from the wound.

If you have a broken arm, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In the meantime, following these first aid steps can help you manage your pain and prevent further injury.

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