How do you know if your hand is broken?

Came off on the ice this morning and thought I'd broken my hand, but now i'm not so sure. Its badly swollen but I can move all my fingers and make a weak fist (but it really hurts) - does that mean that its not broken?

I'm waiting in A&E for an xray but its like a warzone and I don't fancy sitting around here for 4 hours waiting to be seen if I can help it...would rather just go to the pharmacy and get some ibuprofen and something for the swelling?

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