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I didn't know where to post this one because there isn't a shoulder forum but it is Neurological in nature. I have an left arm ulnar neuropathy. ...but I've been having shoulder pain for years. I just got the ulnar neuropathy diagnosis in May of 04. I do have degenerative joint disease in both shoulders, Acromioclavicular OA in the left one, as well as bursitis and tendenitis. I also have some DDD in my neck with nerve degeneration at my C-6/7 level with axonal neuropathy. This still doesn't explain the cold hands and arms that I get all the time. They are cold from the elbow down. Then there are times when my whole left arm is cold. It's like a deep in the bone type of cold. My pinky on my right hand will also get numb at times. My hands always tingle when they get cold and sometimes they burn. I've brought this up for the past three years or longer. I've just been told it's my Fibromyalgia. :rolleyes:
I KNOW it's NOT!!! I'm not a doctor but I'm also not an idiot. From what I've been researching they say this is one of the s&s of arterial TOS. It also talks about the scalenes and the 1st rib. I remember my PT telling me when I came in for my shoulder that my scalenes were always tight and didn't tolerate PT very well. He was always adjusting my first rib as well. Also, from what I was reading, they say that TOS can start as an Ulnar Neuropathy but the main culprit is trapped or inpenged nerves in the clavicle, rib or scalene area.
Anyone else have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
[QUOTE=zephyrqueen;2149394]I didn't know where to post this one because there isn't a shoulder forum but it is Neurological in nature. I have an left arm ulnar neuropathy. ...but I've been having shoulder pain for years. I just got the ulnar neuropathy diagnosis in May of 04. I do have degenerative joint disease in both shoulders, Acromioclavicular OA in the left one, as well as bursitis and tendenitis. I also have some DDD in my neck with nerve degeneration at my C-6/7 level with axonal neuropathy. This still doesn't explain the cold hands and arms that I get all the time. They are cold from the elbow down. Then there are times when my whole left arm is cold. It's like a deep in the bone type of cold. My pinky on my right hand will also get numb at times. My hands always tingle when they get cold and sometimes they burn. I've brought this up for the past three years or longer. I've just been told it's my Fibromyalgia. :rolleyes:
I KNOW it's NOT!!! I'm not a doctor but I'm also not an idiot. From what I've been researching they say this is one of the s&s of arterial TOS. It also talks about the scalenes and the 1st rib. I remember my PT telling me when I came in for my shoulder that my scalenes were always tight and didn't tolerate PT very well. He was always adjusting my first rib as well. Also, from what I was reading, they say that TOS can start as an Ulnar Neuropathy but the main culprit is trapped or inpenged nerves in the clavicle, rib or scalene area.
Anyone else have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?[/QUOTE]

Have finally been confirmed with TOS after 5 years of tests and Physio to no avail. Have fractured C3 twice in the early 70's but nothing serious. After checking websites and message boards came to the same conclusion that this subject is not very common. Physio helped for a short period but now suffering worst pain than before.

Had all the tests like blood/ oxygen/pressure and apart from Osteoarthritis evrything checked out normal. Awaiting the possibility of an operation to rmove a rib either side of spine to relieve the pressure.

Would this be a common factor in the cure?





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