Prevention and Treatment of Youth Sport Injuries
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- Common Injury typically received when contact forces compression or stretching at the neck. Pain and/or numbness may radiate into the arm.
- Symptoms typically subside quickly within a few minutes spontaneously. Ice may still be applied for comfort and to reduce irritation to damaged surrounding soft tissues.
- Your Athletic Trainer or doctor should be notified when you think you have had a burner or stinger as they may be able to evaluate whether there is a more serious underlying condition.
- If symptoms do not alleviate quickly or worsen abruptly then 911 should be contacted because there may have been serious damage to neurological or vascular systems.