Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when the nerves and arteries that supply the arm become compressed by the muscles in the neck.

Around 95% of cases are muscular in origin and are often associated with sitting or desk-based occupations.

It’s a chronic condition which tends to get worse over time if left untreated.


The following symptoms are associated with this condition:

  • Pain in the neck and shoulder which radiates down into the arm and hand.
  • Numbness, tingling or pins and needles into the arm and hand.
  • There may be weakness into the shoulder muscles or a loss of grip strength in the hand.
  • Tightness and pain when looking over the shoulder or nodding the head.


Thoracic outlet syndrome is not a serious condition but can become a recurring problem if left untreated.

Our Thoracic Outlet Syndrome treatment information is a comprehensive rehabilitation guide to treat the condition simply and effectively at home.

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