Brachial plexus injury

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) include:
  • A sharp, burning pain that radiates down the affected arm
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • A temporary loss of feeling
  • Weakness
  • Paralysis
Providence Orthopedic Institute offers professional treatment for adults and children in the following areas: joint reconstruction, revisions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and upper extremity surgery, fracture care, trauma and sports injuries.  We use a variety of assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that is tailored to the needs of each patient.