Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Intro:

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) describes a group of symptoms/conditions that can result from compression of the nerves/arteries and/or veins that supply either arm.

Symptoms:

Depending on which of the three structures are compressed, symptoms can include:

Risk Factors:

Thoracic outlet syndrome often occurs in young and otherwise healthy individuals. However, injury to the base of the neck and shoulder can increase the risk of developing symptoms.

Diagnosis:

Although difficult to definitively diagnosis, Imaging tests can be helpful including:

Treatment:

Treatment of TOS is often multifactorial and includes a combination of physical therapy and interventions including:

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