A break and a fracture are both injuries to the bones, but there are some differences between them. A break usually occurs when a bone is bent or stretched beyond its normal limit, while a fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone caused by a sudden force. A break typically causes pain, swelling, and bruising, while a fracture may or may not cause pain.
Treatment for a break usually involves immobilization of the affected area until the bone heals, while a fracture may require more aggressive treatment such as surgery or an external device to stabilize the bone. In some cases, a fracture may require surgical intervention to repair the damaged bone. Both breaks and fractures can cause long-term damage to the bones and surrounding tissues if left untreated.