HSS Surgeon Explains the Science Behind Stingers

Darien Daily Voice—August 16, 2016

In a recent article published by Darien Daily Voice, Erin E. Manning, MD, a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses the cause of stingers – one of the most common injuries associated with contact sports.

According to Dr. Manning, "Stingers are caused by trauma to the brachial plexus, a collection of nerves in the shoulder, or trauma to a nerve emerging from the spine."

"They are common among athletes – experienced by up to 65 percent of college athletes – but are rarely reported due to their short-lived symptoms, or a fear of being removed from play," adds Dr. Manning.

To read the full article, visit Darien.DailyVoice.com.

 

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