Thoracic outlet syndrome involves pain and numbness in the shoulders, arms, and fingers. The word thoracic outlet refers to the space between the collar bone and the first rib. Sometimes due to physical assaults, trauma, structural issues, and sports injuries the nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet space may get compressed to cause certain symptomatic complications. Physical therapy, pain control, and surgery are the best options for management.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced pain in my neck and shoulder blades for two years. I have consulted a physiotherapist twice regarding this, but the pain is still there. The pain shoots across my neck and shoulder into my arm and hand, almost like a numbing pain. My shoulder blades also feel very ti... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. In my opinion, you might have either a nerve entrapment at the site of the spine where the nerve exits through a hole known as "radiculopathy." Otherwise, the nerve would have got trapped between muscles in the ... Read Full »