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.
Depending on which of the three structures are compressed, symptoms can include:
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.
Although difficult to definitively diagnosis, Imaging tests can be helpful including:
Treatment of TOS is often multifactorial and includes a combination of physical therapy and interventions including: