A fall onto an outstretched hand is a common event in any age group—so common it has its own acronym, FOOSH. The cause of the fall can run the gamut: a sports injury, slip on ice, trip on an uneven surface, or simple loss of balance. Common among athletes—runners, skiers, skateboarders, pole vaulters—the injury can also occur in car accidents and whenever you try to break a fall by reaching out with your hand.
Healing after an injury can be a long and painful process. And while there are many restorative practices you can do to speed along the process including physical therapy, massage, and other natural healing modalities, there’s also something quite simple you can do yourself at home to treat your pain. It’s head and cold therapy.
You can fracture any bone in your body, but some bones are easier to break compared to others. Fractures typically result from a fall, a collision, or other trauma caused by physical activity or a motor vehicle accident. Learn more about the bones in the human body that are most commonly fractured and what you can do to treat them if they break.