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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Living with a chronic, painful condition can be challenging and it starts with talking with our doctor about ways to improve your quality of life. CRPS is chronic pain condition (extending past six months) that most often affects the limb of a patient, such as a arm, a leg, a hand or a foot. CRPS has typically developed in patients after an injury, a surgery, or a stroke. Treatment can be most effective when started early.

What are the two types?

Type 1: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (Individuals without confirmed nerve injury)

Type 2: Causalgia (Individuals with confirmed nerve injury)

What are some symptoms?

  • Continuous burning or throbbing pain

  • Sensitivity to touch or cold

  • Joint stiffness, swelling and damage

  • Decreased ability to move the affected body part

  • Abnormal sweating pattern in affected area

Steps in Diagnosing & Managing your CRPS:

  1. Clinical Examination

  2. Diagnostic Nerve Block (Ultrasound Guided): To identify which nerve is irritated

What treatments are available?