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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Shoulder Injuries And Disorders
Current diagnosis is thoracic outlet syndrome. 8 months ago i had 2 cort. Trigger point injctns. (where neck meets shoulder)-got 2 days full relief. Normal?
Correlation: Often adds further evidence of presence of pathology inferior to the scalene muscles, and may support in part, a diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome. Often find that pts who respond well to such an injection, are real good candidates for successful conservative or surgical interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A shoulder injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his shoulder. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more
Thumb, wrist and shoulder pain- could this be thoracic outlet syndrome as there is numbness in hands as well.
Should i get a cervical epidural to r/o spine issues after getting diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome? Thinking I should get no relief in neck/shoulder...
No- epidural steroid: Injection is not a diagnostic test but a treatment . You need to have a physician who is knowledgable about both conditions evaluate you and the appropriate studies for both regions and determine the exact cause or causes of your symptoms. An orthopedic surgeon may be a good specialist to choose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of doctor should I see to get evaluated for thoracic outlet syndrome? Chronic r arm/shoulder pain ×6yrs. 3 wrist/arm surgeries no relief.
VASCULAR SURGEON: In most parts of usa, the experts in tos come from vascular surgery backgrounds, but a few of us neurologists also deal with this. Places to go include ucla, psl in denver, washingon univ in st louis, johns hopkins univ, and perhaps univ of vancouver. Maybe best bet is to phone dr richard sanders at 303-388-6461, and get further information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoracic outlet syndrome? Could be causing left shoulder tip pain,arm pain,Jaw pain, left leg pain & chest pain. All heart/blood clot tests NORMAL!
If I play tennis once and get an overuse injury can it cause the thoracic outlet syndrome or are you born with it?
No: Thoracic outlet syndrome is generally not an 'overuse' injury but can symptoms can be initiated by athletic or work endeavors , etc.In my orthopedic practice TOS is most often caused by a 'cervical rib' or other anatomic variant.See an experienced ORS for examination, Xrays, . Best of Luck!! ...Read more
Yes: There are three major types. The most common is related to pain and nerve compression. This one responds to physical therapy sometimes. The other two types may involve the artery or vein. These are less common. The treatment can be a bit controversial, espescially the nerve compression type. See a surgeon experienced in thoracic outlet disease such as a vascular or cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TOS: There is neurogenic, arterial and venous types for TOS. Some that cause arterial or venous obstruction can cause arterial insurfficiency of the upper extremity or venous obstruction or DVT, which are obviously serious. Neurogenic type TOS can cause nerve injury to branches of the brachial plexus. Best to see a TOS surgeon and/or a neurologist who can evaluate you. Vascular TOS requires ... ...Read more
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