Burners and Stingers

Burners and Stingers

What is Burners and Stingers?

Burners and stingers are common injuries in contact sports. A burner or a stinger is an injury to the nerve supply of the upper arm around the shoulder area. The injury is named for the stinging or burning pain that spreads from the shoulder to the hand.

Symptoms of Burners and Stingers

  • Burning or electric shock sensation
  • Arm numbness and weakness
  • Warm sensation


Causes of Burners and Stingers

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Contact Sports


Treatment for Burners and Stingers


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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