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Fall On An Outstretched Hand (FOOSH), Acupuncture

Updated: Dec 20, 2023


Fall On An Outstretched Hand (FOOSH), Acupuncture  at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington.
Fall On An Outstretched Hand (FOOSH), Acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington.

Falling with outstretched hands (FOOSH) is a common cause of hand and wrist injuries. Such injuries can be painful and debilitating, affecting an individual's ability to use their hands effectively. In such situations, it is necessary to seek medical attention promptly and you may want to consider alternative treatments. Acupuncture for FOOSH to manage pain and promote healing. An injury like FOOSH may be eligible for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The Accident Compensation Corporation is the New Zealand Crown entity responsible for administering New Zealand's no-fault accidental injury compensation scheme, this is commonly referred to as the ACC scheme or just ACC. It's always best to get into your doctor or one of the various hand clinics or a physiotherapist and get your claim underway, once this is done think about acupuncture.


FOOSH, hand, and wrist injuries occur when someone falls on their hands after tripping or slipping. The impact of FOOSH can cause various injuries, including fractures, sprains, and dislocations. These injuries can be severe and can cause significant pain, swelling, and redness in the affected area. In some cases, the individual may experience difficulty moving their fingers or using their hand and wrist properly.


When an injury occurs like FOOSH, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. The doctor will perform a physical examination and possibly diagnostic imaging tests to determine the extent of the injury. Treatment options may include immobilization of the affected area, pain management, and physiotherapy to restore proper function and motion. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary. You should also be thinking about acupuncture to promote healing.


Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has been gaining popularity in managing pain and promoting healing. This ancient form of Chinese medicine involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, called acupuncture points, to promote the flow of energy and increase circulation. Circulation means more blood flow, this blood flow means healing. Acupuncture has also been found to be effective in managing various types of pain, including injuries like FOOSH, hand, wrist, and forearm.


Several studies have been conducted on the use of acupuncture in treating FOOSH, hand, and wrist injuries. One study found that acupuncture was effective in reducing pain and improving hand function in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, a common hand and wrist condition. Another study found that acupuncture, when combined with traditional Chinese medicine, was more effective than steroid injections in treating FOOSH and wrist tendonitis.


Acupuncture may also help promote healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. The needles stimulate specific acupuncture points, triggering the release of endorphins, a natural pain-relieving compound, and other biochemicals that aid in reducing inflammation.


Hand and wrist injuries caused by falling with outstretched hands can be painful and debilitating. It is crucial to seek medical attention promptly and consider alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, to manage pain and promote healing. Acupuncture is effective in managing various types of pain and promoting healing in FOOSH, hand, and wrist injuries. Therefore, its use can be beneficial in the management of FOOSH, hand, and wrist injuries. You may also be eligible for ACC to subsidize your treatments, you may want to consult with an acupuncturist before starting treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture Wellington, Let's discuss if acupuncture is right for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this help to answer most people's questions, or leave a comment below.


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