Connecticut Pain Solutions provides pain management and neurology services in Stamford and Wallingford, CT. Call 203-724-9290 (Stamford) or 203-626-9080 (Wallingford) to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Connecticut Pain Solutions has one simple but important goal: using our minimally invasive, high-tech techniques to help you avoid surgery. Our approach to treating carpal tunnel syndrome is safe but aggressive.
The first step is to determine the exact nature and severity of your carpal tunnel syndrome and the structures that are affected. Exactly which treatment options we use will depend on the results of our evaluation:
In many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, the tendons of the wrist are swollen, causing pressure on the median nerve. One or more corticosteroid injections can reduce this swelling, bringing dramatic relief.
Median Nerve Block
If you are in severe pain, a median nerve block can bring dramatic relief. Without pain signals radiating from that nerve, your carpal tunnel pain should be mostly or completely relieved.
Pain medication is considered a first line of treatment. Our medication management services are designed to ensure that you get the relief you need, with the goal of using other treatment methods to gradually reduce your reliance on pain medications.
All other pain management techniques are designed to reduce your pain levels enough for you to benefit from physical therapy. Your physical therapist will perform a detailed assessment of your current physical condition and the severity of your carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as your health history. He or she will then design an individualized program of exercises designed to alleviate pain and build both strength and flexibility.
Throughout physical therapy, pain management remains vital. Your therapist may offer wrist splinting, ice, heat, or electrical stimulation to keep you comfortable. You will also learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and how to prevent its recurrence.
Keep in mind that physical therapy is an active, collaborative process. The more you participate both in the treatment room and at home, the better outcome you will experience.