Extremity Pain

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Pain, burning, tingling, or numbness in your arms or legs may occur for many reasons. The team of triple-board certified pain management physicians, Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, at The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, specializes in diagnosing and treating extremity pain. To get help with your extremity pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Extremity Pain Q & A

What is extremity pain?

Extremity pain includes any discomfort you feel in your arms, hands, legs, or feet, and the symptoms may vary depending on the underlying cause. 

Symptoms of extremity pain may include:

  • Pain in the arms, legs, hands, foot, fingers, or toes
  • Tingling, burning, or numbness
  • Muscle weakness in the affected extremity
  • Loss of muscle mass – muscle wasting
  • Joint pain or stiffness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Your extremity pain may also start in one part of your body, such as your lower back or neck, and radiate into your limbs. 

What causes extremity pain?

Extremity pain may develop after an injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition. 

Conditions that produce extremity pain may include:


Sciatica is a painful condition that develops from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain radiates along the path of the nerve, running from the lumbar spine through the hips and buttocks and into the legs on both sides of your body. 

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS is a chronic pain condition that may affect your arms, hands, legs, or feet after an injury to the limb. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in the hand and fingers from compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. 

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome causes pain, burning, or tingling in the feet from compression of the posterior tibial nerve as it passes through the tarsal tunnel in the ankle. 


Tendonitis is a type of joint pain that usually develops from overuse. As a result, you may develop tendonitis in the knee, elbow, shoulder, or ankle. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for extremity pain?

You can expect a comprehensive, patient-focused evaluation when you visit The Sprintz Center with concerns about extremity pain. The team aims to find the root cause of your pain to provide the most effective treatment.

In addition to a history and physical, the team may request testing, such as blood work, imaging, or nerve conduction studies to diagnose your condition. 

How is extremity pain treated?

The Sprintz Center team develops individual treatment plans for extremity pain based on the diagnosis, location of your pain, and severity of symptoms. Treatment may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation (for CRPS)
  • TenJet procedure (for tendonitis)
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Minimally invasive spine fusion
  • Ketamine infusion
  • Aqua therapy

The team works closely with you to design a plan that provides long-term pain relief and improves your quality of life.

Schedule your extremity pain evaluation by calling The Sprintz Center or booking an appointment online today.