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.
At Connecticut Pain Solutions, we have a single, vital goal: to use our high-tech, minimally invasive techniques to help you avoid surgery. We take a safe but aggressive approach to managing and relieving tingli
Tingling can be caused by a variety of factors, from diabetic or other types of neuropathy, radiculopathy to a nerve root entrapment like carpal tunnel syndrome or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Our first step is to determine exactly what is causing your tingling. If appropriate, we will consult with your general practitioner or other physicians to start treatment for any underlying conditions. We will then address the tingling with one or more of the following options, depending on the results of our evaluation:
If your tingling is due to compression of a nerve, a corticosteroid injection can reduce swelling and inflammation, relieving the pressure. You may need one or a few injections for maximum relief.
Epidural Steroid Injection
Depending on the source of the tingling, an epidural steroid injection may be appropriate. These injections are designed to give long-lasting relief, especially as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Selective Nerve Block
If a nerve root is entrapped or irritated, tingling may radiate down your arm or leg. In this case, a selective nerve block can mostly or completely stop the tingling.
If you are solely experiencing tingling without pain, you may not be on medications. Many people experience both simultaneously, though, and end up with pain medications. Our medication management services will help you get the relief you need while helping you gradually reduce your reliance on medications through the use of other treatment methods.
The ultimate goal of all other pain and tingling management techniques is to reduce your symptoms enough for you to participate in physical therapy. Your physical therapist will carefully assess your overall physical condition, your health history, and the nature of your tingling. He or she will then create an individualized program to alleviate your symptoms and build strength and flexibility.
Remember that physical therapy is active and collaborative. Your physical therapist will educate you on your condition and teach you home exercises to perform between sessions. The more you put into your therapy, the more you will get out of it.