COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME
If you suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, don’t hesitate to Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.
WHAT IS COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME(CRPS)?
CRPS, also known as complex regional pain syndrome, is defined as chronic pain that tends to affect the arms or legs. CRPS tends to develop after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack. The pain from CRPS will usually be out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury.
CRPS is rare and not completely understood. Treatment works best when started early. If caught early enough, it’s possible to improve or even go into remission.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CRPS?
Signs and symptoms of CRPS include:
- Continuous burning or throbbing pain, usually in the arm, leg, hand, or foot
- Sensitivity to touch or cold
- Swelling of the painful area
- Changes in skin temperature — alternating between sweaty and cold
- Changes in skin color, ranging from white and blotchy to red or blue
- Changes in skin texture, which may become tender, thin, or shiny in the affected area
- Changes in hair and nail growth
- Joint stiffness, swelling, and damage
- Muscle spasms, tremors, and weakness (atrophy)
- Decreased ability to move the affected body part
If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Specialist in North Texas, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.