Road rash is the common term used for a skin abrasion—an area on the body where the skin has been scraped off. The injury is most likely to occur in outdoor activities performed on tarred surfaces, like skateboarding.
With road rash, the affected area usually looks raw and may bleed a little. The injury can be very painful but typically heals in a couple of weeks with at-home treatment. However, if the injury is deep and has caused damage to the nerve cells, medical attention may be necessary.