Midwestern University researchers discover previously unknown cause of nTOS
(Midwestern University) Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is a common neurologic syndrome resulting in pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the arm, forearm, and hand. This condition affects 0.3-8.0 percent of the US population, and is generally caused by impingement of nerves traveling from the brachial plexus in the neck, through a region referred to as the thoracic outlet. Researchers from Midwestern University have recently discovered a previously unknown cause of nTOS and an effective method of identifying it in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
When 'Fa La La' Becomes 'Fa La Ouch'! Preventing Pain and Injury While Hanging Christmas Lights
It's official. Wintery window scenes are filling malls across America, and the Muzak® version of "Jingle Bells is already being piped into elevators. The holidays are upon us again. Soon we'll delight as beautiful, festive lights begin to pop up on houses in our communities. And while these often elaborate displays are sure to elicit joyful smiles in many, others will respond with anguished groans. I'm not talking about the sound you make when your neighbor has decided to emulate the light display in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." I'm referring to the real physical pain caused by injury to thos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Hitting Your Funny Bone Isn't Funny
When you hit your funny bone, you can feel an electric shock (tingling/numbness) in the hand and forearm. You're really not hitting the funny bone alone, but you are hitting the funny bone and the ulnar nerve. That is why it feels funny when you hit the bone. If the trauma is severe, you may damage the nerve; the ulnar nerve is known to be sensitive. When you hit this nerve, you may hurt its feelings. The medial epicondyle (Figure 1) is a bony prominence around the elbow towards the inside. The ulnar nerve runs behind the medial epicondyle. The course of the ulnar nerve is as follows. The ulnar nerve originates from the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Causing Your Chronic Arm Pain?
It & #39;s caused when the neck muscles next to the collarbone pinch the nearby artery, vein or nerves against the first rib. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick Vaccaro, M.D. Source Type: news
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
TAMPA, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine being injured by your own bones or muscles. That’s what happens to patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition that goes misdiagnosed in many. If proper treatment is given right away, patients could be cured for good. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plumbing the Pits of Despair with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Title: Plumbing the Pits of Despair with Thoracic Outlet SyndromeCategory: Health FactsCreated: 6/4/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 18, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
Thoracic Outlet Syndromes in SportThoracic Outlet Syndromes in Sport
What is the best approach to managing thoracic outlet syndrome -- particularly in athletes? British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 12, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Minimally Invasive Surgery Works
New data suggest adolescents recover more quickly than adults. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news
Better Ways To Treat Nerve Compression Disorder 'Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome'
Two new studies from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest ways to improve surgical treatment for a debilitating condition caused by compressed nerves in the neck and shoulder. The condition, neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, causes pain, numbness or tingling in the shoulder, arm or hand and is perhaps best known for affecting baseball pitchers and other elite athletes. Patients often describe pain and tension in the neck and upper back, numbness and tingling in the fingers, headaches and perceived muscle weakness in the affected limb... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news