Are you experiencing pain in the front of your shoulder? Have you noticed that your fingers have started to go numb? You might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This is a problem where the shoulder is putting pressure on nerves as they travel down to your arm. If this sounds like your situation, come in for an exam so we can help you find the root of your problem.
Here are a few of my tips for those of you dealing with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
1. Check your posture:
If you start to notice the pain while sitting on the couch at the dinner table, do a posture check. Your back should be straight, shoulders pulled back, and your ears should be in line with your shoulders. If you notice you look like the picture below, make a change.
2. Get up and move:
Try not to sit for more than 30 minutes without standing up and moving around. Set a timer on your phone to help you remember.
3. Check your office/ work space:
Make sure your screens are at eye level and try not to bend or reach to do your work. For more information on how to set up your office, check out this video.