Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition in which there is compression of nerves or blood vessels, or both, because of an inadequate passageway through an area known as the thoracic outlet between the base of the neck and the armpit.
Signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome include
- neck pain,
- shoulder pain,
- arm pain,
- numbness and tingling of the fingers, and
- skin discoloration due to poor circulation in the affected extremity.
Symptoms may vary in severity among affected people. Other associated symptoms can include weakness of the arm and worsening of symptoms when the arm is positioned above the shoulder or extended.
Causes of thoracic outlet syndrome
Other thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms and signs
- Arm Pain
- Neck Pain
- Numbness and Tingling of the Fingers
- Shoulder Pain
- Skin Discoloration Due to Poor Circulation in the Affected Extremity
- Weakness of the Arm and Worsening of Symptoms When the Arm Is Positioned Above the Shoulder or Extended
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