Facts about complex regional pain-syndrome

What is complex regional pain syndrome? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.  TheContinue reading “Facts about complex regional pain-syndrome”

How is CRPS treated?

The following therapies are often used: Rehabilitation and physical therapy.  An exercise program to keep the painful limb or body part moving can improve blood flow and lessen the circulatory symptoms.  Additionally, exercise can help improve the affected limb’s flexibility, strength, and function.  Rehabilitating the affected limb also can help to prevent or reverse theContinue reading “How is CRPS treated?”