Originally Posted by vthomas
Got a pretty good wrap sheet for twenty four I would say haha but here it is...
I have= bipolar-I: under control with meds-alot of them
-carpal tunnel they think nerve studies showed a little damage
- and now the biggie I just got diagnosed with TOS they are not sure which type because I have a clotting mutation I have to have more tests but I am already starting PT
I am an avid reader, watcher of old medical tv shows, and love hiking with my dogs. I also love hanging with friends and family. I can not wait to get insight and support from all of you and hopefully have some insight to offer you.
One risk factor for aggravating TOS, which I personally experienced, is brisk walking with the arms held straight. This pulls on the shoulder girdles and can add to the compression.
If you google for "power walking" you will see every article on power walking recommends keeping your arms bent. I've seen different reasons cited including "to avoid traction injuries" and to avoid finger swelling.
Something to keep in mind when you're hiking.