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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

The thoracic outlet is a small space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib.  Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that involve compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves, blood vessels, or veins in the thoracic outlet.  This can cause pain in the shoulders and neck and numbness in the fingers. […]

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand.  CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel-a narrow tunnel at the wrist-made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.  […]

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