How much do you know about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
-It is also known as RSD (regional sympathetic dystrophy), and characterized by severe pain, pathological changes of the bones, joints, and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, and hypersensitivity to light touch.
-Symptoms include: extreme sensitivity to light touch such as common everyday activities, such as wearing clothing, bathing, or applying skin creams or lotions may become very difficult and uncomfortable.
-Patients may experience significant pain, often described as burning, stabbing, grinding, or throbbing that is often more extreme than what would be expected from the original injury.
-Although research has not yet determined exactly why CRPS occurs, physical therapy has proved to be quite beneficial in managing its symptoms, improving function, and increasing the quality of life for people with CRPS.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS generally arises from a minor injury, such as a scrape, sprain, or strain and can result in the syndrome that is defined as being complex, regional (symptoms are generally in 1 region of the body