A member asked:

If i have thoracic outlet syndrome because of my brachial plexus, can my pinky go out for like 5min but regain it and it feel sluggish for about an hr?

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Dr. Christopher Kwon answered

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Tos is usually characterized by neurologic symptoms in the distribution you describe but it normally involves more than the pinky finger.

Answered Sep 4, 2013



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Dr. Richard Sanders answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Numbness in the 5th finger is a common symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). To diagnosis tos most patients will also have symptoms of pain in the arm and/or neck, and weakness in the arm. Numbness and tingling also can occur in one or more fingers. The most common cause of tos in teen-agers is competitive sports causing pectoralis minor involvement. In adults neck injury is usual cause.

Answered Sep 5, 2013



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