Burners | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Do burners cause any permanent damage?
  • How can I prevent from getting burners?
  • How can I let coaches and school officials know about the risks of burners and what to do about them if someone gets one?
  • How long will it take me to recover? And when can I safely return to my sport?
  • Are there medicines that will treat burners? Are there side effects?


The "Burner": A Common Nerve Injury in Contact Sports by GS Kuhlman, DB McKreag (American Family Physician November 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/991101ap/2035.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 11/99