Are you experiencing pain in your neck, shoulders, or arms accompanied by numbness in your fingertips? These may be signs of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). You can read more about that here. We’ve covered the symptoms of TOS, and now we are going to give you a massage to alleviate these symptoms.
When dealing with numbness, Myofascial Trigger Point Release massage may be a good solution for you. Myofascial Trigger Point Release helps alleviate pain in the body often a result from muscle injury or repetitive strain. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness.
Oftentimes, these trigger points may have decreased blood flow and accumulated lactic acid, which may result in numbness in the area. However, the actual trigger points are not the source of the uncomfortable pain or numbness you feel. For example, if you have numbness in your hand or wrist, the issue may stem from the muscles in your neck or shoulder.
When the numbness you’re experiencing is a result of decreased blood flow to an area, any type of massage can help. A traditional therapeutic massage increases circulation and blood flow throughout the body, relieving any numbness you may be experiencing. This is great alternative remedy for anyone with TOS, diabetes, or arthritis.
At times numbness can be more serious, such as a compressed nerve as a result of an injury. If your condition worsens, consult a doctor.