Quadrilateral Space Syndrome


What is Quadrilateral Space Syndrome?

Quadrilateral space syndrome happens when the axillary nerve is compressed, or injured in the back of the shoulder. Sometimes the symptoms are caused by the compression of an artery in the same area. Quadrilateral space syndrome usually happens from overuse, especially with overhead sports like throwing and swimming.

Symptons of Quadrilateral Space Syndrome

  • Vague shoulder pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm
  • Tenderness to pressure over the area


Causes of Quadrilateral Space Syndrome

  • Reptitive overuse or stress
  • Poor training techniques
  • Band of extra fibers


Treatment for Quadrilateral Space Syndrome


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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