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Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

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In brief: Different areas

Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched.
Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropathic symptoms:numbness, pain, weakness etc carpal does not usually have any blood vessel symptoms/ clots.

In brief: Different areas

Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched.
Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropathic symptoms:numbness, pain, weakness etc carpal does not usually have any blood vessel symptoms/ clots.
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Dr. M Felix Freshwater
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In brief: Location location

Cts- median nerve pinched in wrist tos- brachial plexus pinched in neck/armpit areas.

In brief: Location location

Cts- median nerve pinched in wrist tos- brachial plexus pinched in neck/armpit areas.
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In brief: Location

Carpal tunnel is at wrist, beneath the transverse carpal ligament, and TOS is at the should/ chest area where the brachial plexus crossed into and out of the chest cavity.

In brief: Location

Carpal tunnel is at wrist, beneath the transverse carpal ligament, and TOS is at the should/ chest area where the brachial plexus crossed into and out of the chest cavity.
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