Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Also called: Causalgia, CRPS, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon nerve disorder. It causes intense pain, usually in the arms, hands, legs or feet. It happens after an injury, either to a nerve or to tissue in the affected area. Rest and time may only make it worse. Doctors are not sure what causes it. Symptoms in the affected area are Dramatic changes in temperature and color Intense burning pain Extreme skin sensitivity The cause of CRPS is unknown, and there is no cure. It can get worse over time, and may spread to other parts of the body. Occasionally it goes away, either temporarily or for good. Treatment focuses on relieving the pain, and can include medicines, physical therapy and nerve blocks.
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Coping with CRPS
Diagnosed with CRPS about 2 years after a crushed nerve from a blow to the Achilles region. After many tests prescribed by Orthopaedic Surgeon, consul - 85% more...