Originally Posted by nospam
Would you mind sharing your symptoms and what led to your injury and/or diagnosis?
It was very surprising for me to learn that TOS mostly affects young people under the age of 40. I am 37 now but I believe mine started 5 years ago.
I began to have wrist pain and numbness in my first finger and thumb while typing. The pain is so bad when typing that it feels like my fingers are being it with a hammer when i touch the keys. A couple months after the initial numbness in the fingers i went to a hand surgeon to get tested for carpel tunnel. The doctor quickly ruled out carpel tunnel with an EMG and informed me that i have suspected TOS. He did the test where he put my arm up and behind my head and my hand immediatly went numb and he lost the pulse. A few months after that visit i began having terrible neck pain and spasms, starting behind my shoulder blade. I have been bounced around from Specialist to Specialist who all seem suspicious at first that i have TOS until they lose the pulse in my rt hand. I went to a Specialist just last week in hopes to have a nerve block, but he told me it would do little to nothing for me and that i need to see a thoracic surgeon. I have been through PT twice, unfortunatly the first PT i went to moved out of state, and she was terrific because she had been through it herself. The second PT i'm pretty sure was not familiar with TOS and made things worse for me.