What is Biker’s Arm?

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries. There are no safety features comparable to a car that protects the rider’s body — whether from direct contact with the ground or another vehicle.

Biker’s Arm is a common injury in motorcycle accidents that can cause lifetime damage.

There are several different methods that can be helpful in reducing the severity of Biker’s Arm. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical treatment to avoid future complications.

What is Biker’s Arm?

Biker’s arm is a condition that occurs from the initial impact after a motorcycle accident. It is human instinct to draw in the arms to protect one’s self during a fall. However, in doing so our hands, wrists, and arms receive the brunt of the impact. Like whiplash, the pain of Biker’s Arm might not be immediate.

The impact sustained in your accident can cause permanent nerve damage. This can affect the motor and sensory functions of the arm and hand.

Symptoms of Biker’s Arm can include:

  • Good or moderate usage of fingers 
  • Little to no control over muscles in the shoulder and elbow
  • Mobility in the arm, but none in the fingers
  • No movement at all with no sensory or motor function
  • Bilateral damage; meaning both arms are affected

Wearing a sturdy jacket and elbow pads can help protect you from sustaining serious injuries.

Treating Biker’s Arm

In can take time for a full recovery from Biker’s Arm. Treatment methods that can be helpful include:

  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Massage
  • Alternative drug based analgesics
  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy

Let Us Help

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t wait to see a doctor. The quicker you get medical treatment, the less complications you will face in the future. No two accidents are alike, and that includes your injuries. With Bergener Mirejovsky, you receive the medical treatment necessary to getting your life back on track.

When you call 1-800-881-2021, our experienced accident attorneys are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let’s put your life back together.


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