No, its not a new swear word, its a Fall On an Outstretched Hand, and this time of year, you're more likely to FOOSH more than ever!
These injuries are among the most common injuries affecting the hands and wrists that occur when trying to break a fall. The severity of FOOSH injuries can vary greatly depending on various factors.
Besides just being painful, or causing a sprain or strain, a FOOSH can cause a Colles' fracture
It usually occurs when people fall on an outstretched hand. A broken wrist is a break or crack in one or more of the bones of your wrist. The most common of these injuries occurs in the wrist when people try to catch themselves during a fall and land hard on an outstretched hand.
Whether you've broken it or sprained/strained it, a painful wrist could mean lost hours at your job, painful sleep and lost range of mtion. Massage can help you regain strength, range of motion and move out of painful movements. Seeing your RMT while in recovery helps to maintain current range of motion, while thinking ahead to regaining full use of your wrist.