Tue, 04 Oct 2011
Burners & Stingers get their name from the lightning like pain that runs from the shoulder down the arm and to the hand after an athletic collision. The pain occurs when the nerve supply becomes damaged from the collision. Symptoms are a burning or lightning bolt pain followed by numbness or weakness in the arm. Most symptoms go away within a matter of minutes; however, in a small percentage of cases they can last longer. The athlete should not return to the activity until all weakness and pain is gone. An orthopaedic physician may order physical therapy which will help the athlete regain strength and range of motion.
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