Thank you for your query. A fall on an out stretched fore arm and hand can lead to fractures
. The swelling is a sign of soft tissue
damage but given the fact that I am not there to exam you in person, I would like to know the following
Can you feel your finger tips,
Can you feel the pulse on your wrist ( not using your thumbs)
If either if these are yes then that's a good sign.
However we cannot exclude a wrist fracture as yet and given your swelling ( if you had ice on it overnight) I would suggest , Continue the ice , elevate the forearm to help the swelling go down, go see a doctor for a. X-ray requisition and take some ibuprofen
to help reduce the swelling.