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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is thoracic outlet syndrome?

Compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels at the base of the neck, causing symptoms like numbness of the arms. Symptoms worsen or occur when the arms are raised, as this action increases pressure in the base of neck. Causes include tumors, increased muscle or fat in the region, and abnormal ribs at the top of the ribcage.

Symptoms related to thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Numbness of the fingers

  • Numbness in the region from shoulder to elbow

  • Numbness anywhere from the elbow to the wrist

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Arm numbness

  • Pain in the arms and/or legs

  • Shoulder pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for thoracic outlet syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Do you have numbness from your wrist down?

  • Do you have numbness from the shoulder to elbow?

  • Do you have numbness from your elbow to your wrist?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have numbness in your arms?

Treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome

Treatment depends on the cause. Symptoms can be managed with physiotherapy and painkillers, but surgery is sometimes needed to treat the cause.

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