Chronic Regional Pain
Chronic Regional Pain is also known as Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hand, arms, legs, and feet. The pain of CRPS is usually triggered by an injury.
CRPS is most common in people ages 20-35. The syndrome also can occur in children, it affects women more often than men. Chronic Regional Pain syndrome was previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Sudeck's atrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, or causalgia.
Signs and symptoms of Chronic Regional Pain may include
- The most common symptoms are extreme pain, including burning, stabbing, grinding, and throbbing.
- Abnormal swelling in the affected area.
- Skin color changes.
- Decreased ability to move your affected limb and increased stiffness.
- Changes in skin texture, becoming shiny and thin or excessively sweaty.
- Pattern changes in nail and hair growth.
Symptoms of CRPS typically start within four to six weeks after the injury, fracture or surgery. And it's vary from person to person.
Preparing For Your Chronic Regional Pain Surgery
Generally several alternative therapies have been used to treat other painful conditions. Options included such as behavior modification, acupuncture, relaxation techniques and chiropractic treatment. And we may also refer to a doctor who specializes in the treatment of preparing for your Chronic Regional Pain Surgery problems.
Post Operative Activities
- In most cases, symptoms occur at 1 to 3 weeks after surgery.
- First procedure to correct mechanical derangement of the knee was 5 months.
- 8 of 17 patients (47%) had recurrence of CRPS after surgery.