Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic Outlet is the space between your collarbone and your first rib. This narrow passageway is crowded with blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. If the shoulder muscles in your chest are not strong enough to hold the collarbone in place, it can slip down and forward, putting pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that lie under it. This causes a variety of symptoms which together are known as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Symptons of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Pressure on the nerves
  • Pressure on the blood vessels
  • Limited range of motion
  • Depression, swelling or discoloration on arm


Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Reptitive trauma or stress
  • Excessive traction
  • History of shoulder injury


Treatment for Thoracic Outlet 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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