Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Some symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are:

  • Changes in skin texture on the affected area; it may appear shiny and thin
  • Abnormal sweating pattern in the affected area or surrounding areas
  • Changes in nail and hair growth patterns
  • Stiffness in affected joints
  • Problems coordinating muscle movement, with decreased ability to move the affected body part, and abnormal movement in the affected limb, most often fixed abnormal posture (called dystonia) but also tremors in or jerking of the affected limb
  • Prolonged pain that may be constant and, in some, extremely uncomfortable or severe. The pain may feel like a burning or “pins and needles” sensation, or as if someone is squeezing the affected limb.
  • There is often increased sensitivity in the affected area, such that even light touch or contact is painful

Other Links

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet
About CRPS

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