Wrist & Hand Injuries in Hockey

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

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

Duration: 1 minute, 11 seconds

Wrist and hand injuries are very common in ice hockey, and sually it's again falling on an outstretched arm to sort of catch your weight, and you end up with what we call in skiing a – skier's thumb - which is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb.

You can also fracture the wrist and sometimes these go unnoticed in an X-ray, and that's why we do repeat X-rays to try and catch those. You have to make sure that you get to a qualifed physiotherapist as soon as you can so we can determine the severity of this and to get you the right equipment perhaps if you need a splint or a wrist guard so that first of all you can function in your day-to-day activities and not reaggravate the injury and also to make sure if we need to immobilize the part in case of a fracture or severe sprain, that that's taken care of as well.

From there the rehab process starts right away and we'll start moving the parts that we can, and we start protect, we protect the parts that we should and make sure that you're on your way to an optimal rehab program.

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

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