Serious Nerve Injury
A stinger is a serious nerve injury that might occur in a traumatic accident, a physical assault, or while playing contact sports. When someone has suffered this injury, the first sign is typically a shooting pain that travels down a single arm. This is often followed by severe numbness or weakness that makes it hard to eat, read, write, or use the arm at all. Because these symptoms can mirror a severe spinal cord injury, this possibility should be considered as well.