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Suppose my friend has broken his arm and I've experienced the same. How to say if I understand how hurt it did?

The phrase I could think of is "I feel you" but, in my opinion, it's so awkward and sounds weird if I say that to my friend.

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    You can say "I feel for you". Sep 6 at 12:23
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You could say something like:

I know what it feels like
I know what you are going through

There is also an expression "I feel your pain", but it generally refers to mental anguish rather than physical pain- often used ironically to somebody who is over-reacting to a trivial problem.

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