Shoulder injuries can affect the brachial plexus nerves, which are
located along the inside of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow. Contact
sports injuries, falls, and motor vehicle crashes are the most common causes of
brachial plexus injuries.
Symptoms of brachial plexus nerve injuries (neuropathy)
A sharp, burning pain that radiates down the
temporary loss of feeling.
The terms "burners" or "stingers" are used for short-term brachial
plexus symptoms. Home treatment measures will help relieve these symptoms. Home
treatment includes pain medicines, rest, a shoulder splint, and gentle
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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