Certain medical conditions or physical activities can increase the risk of a broken arm.

Participation in certain sports

Any sport that involves physical contact or increases your risk of falling — including football, soccer, gymnastics, skiing and skateboarding — also increases the risk of a broken arm.

Bone abnormalities

People with conditions that weaken bones, such as osteoporosis and bone tumors, are at higher risk of a broken arm. This type of break is known as a pathological fracture.

July 22, 2014