What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Thoracic Outlet

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Depending on what structures are

This depends on the source of


(TOS) is a collection of signs

compressed, TOS will show shoot-

the problem. If it is related to

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and symptoms brought

ing pains, weakness, numbness,

muscle tightness, massage is in-


about by occlusion of

and paresthesia along with a feel-

dicated. TOS due to muscle de-


nerve and blood supply

ing of fullness and possible discol-

generation or some other disor-


to the arm.

oration of the affected arm from

der such as spondylosis or



impaired circulation.

herniated disc will not respond




well to massage.


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