T4 Syndrome

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INJURY TITLE

T4 Syndrome

 

 

INJURY OVERVIEW

A name given to a vague combination of symptoms that can vary a lot.  Commonly seen is vague but widespread arm pain, also with pins and needles (not always together).

 

 

INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

This syndrome is subject to quite a lot of clinical speculation.  Although clinical investigation into this condition is ongoing, it is thought that symptoms arise from a specialised branch of your nervous system.  The physical trunk of this nervous system is located very close to the thoracic spine.  It is thought that abnormal movement in this area can lead to varied and odd symptoms described.

 

 

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

– pain in the arms and back- pins and needles and sensation changes may also be present.

 

 

HOW IS IT ASSESSED

– Clinical examination to eradicate any other possible cause for the symptoms.- this may include, testing of your nerves, testing of your neck and shoulders, and also testing of your thoracic spine.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL TREATMENT

physiotherapy to restore normal movement in the thoracic joints.  This will include manual therapy, on both the joints and muscles, and also self administered exercises to help keep any gains made with manual therapy.

 

 

Exercise Videos: i.e.Rotator cuff strengthening

Pec stretch

etc

 

 

WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT

PHYSIO     x MEDIC      PODIATRY     

 

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