Wrist and Hand Injuries Skateboarding

Behnad Honarbakhsh, MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, D.O.(c), discusses wrist injuries in skateboarding.

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Behnad Honarbakhsh, MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, D.O.(c), discusses wrist injuries in skateboarding.
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Featuring Behnad Honarbakhsh, MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, D.O.(c), Physiotherapist

Duration: 1 minute

Wrist fractures happen when you're falling and you're trying to catch yourself.

Usually skateboard fractures - which are a particular fracture in the wrist - go unnoticed on an X-ray, and that's why we do repeat X-rays to try and catch these.

You have to make sure you get to a qualified physiotherapist as soon as you can so we can determine the severity of the injury, and also to get you the right equipment. You may need a splint or a wrist guard so that first of all you can function in your day-to-day activities and not re-aggravate the injury, and also to see if we need to immobilize the wrist in case of a fracture or severe sprain. From there we'll start moving the parts that we can and protecting the parts that we should.

If you have questions about skateboarding injuries and wrist fractures, contact your local physician or physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Behnad Honarbakhsh, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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