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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Treatment

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome     Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a frequently overlooked peripheral nerve compression or tension event that is often difficult to diagnose - but can often respond surprisingly fast to manual therapy TOS occurs when nerves and/or blood vessels become compressed in their passageway through the thoracic outlet which sits between your collarbone and first rib. The thoracic outlet is surrounded by bone, muscle and other tissues. Movement or enlargement of these tissues near the thoracic outlet as a result of conditions such as cervical rib, tumors in the chest, muscle enlargement and weight gain, may lead to...

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Trigger Point Therapy | Treating the Scalenes | Release Techniques

Posted by Judith Winer on

Scalenes - Common Trigger Point Sites       Treating Scalenes trigger points can bring fast relief for some common painful disorders  Treating Scalenes Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner        The scalenes are a complex group of muscles with varying muscle fiber lengths, and therefore demonstrate the potential for many trigger points Trigger points in the scalenes are associated with a number of upper body complaints and can also refer pain along the whole length of the arm down to the thumb and index fingers. Some therapists are slightly afraid to work on trigger points in the scalenes...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Self Help

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stretching the Rhomboids - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Functional TOS tends to respond very well to trigger point therapy and various self-help techniques Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is one of a group of conditions that cause pain into the arm hand and fingers. Not everyone is too aware of TOS and it's often something that takes a while to be correctly diagnosed. Anyone who has suffered from TOS will know that the symptoms can be disturbing and debilitating.  Functional TOS and Trigger Points There are generally two types of TOS – one is an unmistakable blockage pressure (organic) to the nerves or...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Scalenes and Pec Minor Treatment

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Trigger Point Release     Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers Common causes of thoracic outlet syndrome can include trauma (sports injury, auto accident), work related repetitive stress type injuries, and certain anatomical issues such as pregnancy or having an additional rib. TOS is often difficult to diagnose and the cause may also be hard to detect in many...

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