The most frightening or alarming symptoms often have the simplest causes. Most people associate the terms numbness and tingling with very serious health problems like a stroke or heart attack. However, nerve compression and injury are far more likely to be behind symptoms that come on slowly or repeat randomly for weeks and months on end. If you are concerned that you are dealing with neuropathy or other common nerve issues, come in for an appointment at our New Haven office to determine the cause as quickly as possible.
The twin symptoms of numbness and tingling are collectively known as paresthesia. This term includes other sensations like pins and needles, tickling, itching, or even burning. The loss of sensation in a limb or a large portion of the body can make it hard to stick with your daily routine. Everyone experiences these symptoms on a temporary basis when a limb falls asleep due to an awkward position. However, chronic numbness or tingling that returns regularly could indicate a condition that needs attention.
When you visit our clinic to diagnosis a numbness problem, the medical professional examining you may ask questions like:
While some causes of these symptoms are relatively benign, others are serious. The exact combination of symptoms will tell the doctor what condition is most likely causing the problem. Once we narrow down the options, it isn’t hard to find the exact health concern. The most common causes include:
Avoiding diagnosis when a little tingling or numbness sets in could leave you vulnerable to the ravages of atherosclerosis or a sudden stroke. Less serious symptoms are often triggered by problems like:
The appropriate treatment to relieve numbness and tingling depends on the cause. If you seek non-surgical help in our office, you may receive:
If you find it hard to sleep because of burning or tingling feet, let our team in New Haven help you enjoy a restful night again. We provide both immediate and long term solutions for pain that don’t involve medication or surgery. Don’t let burning or leg pain slow you down.