"With most severe breaks, your child will experience sharp pain and you will most likely be aware that a bone is broken," says Finkelstein. "However, there are many cases—especially if the fracture is small—when your child may not feel pain at all and you won't know if a bone is broken.”
When should you take your child to the ER? If an accident or injury has occurred, Finkelstein says it's best to bring your child in for an examination and pediatric X-rays. Without timely treatment of a fracture, the bone will begin to heal itself—often in a compromised position.