Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an uncommon form of chronic pain that typically affects an arm or a leg. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome develops after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. While the cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not clearly known, its treatment is most effective when started early. Some of the common signs of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome include sensitivity to touch or cold, changes in skin color, changes in skin texture, joint stiffness, and many more. Many cases of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome occur after a forceful trauma to an arm or leg, such as a crush injury, fracture. or amputation.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment begins with medication, over-the-counter pain relievers, and therapies such as Spinal Cord Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Topical Analgesics, and others. Recurrences of complex regional pain syndrome do occur, sometimes due to a trigger such as exposure to cold or an intense emotional stressor. In addition, Physiotherapy is the single most important type of for CRPS Treatment and its main aim is to reduce pain and keep the affected limb mobile. This, in turn, will prevent stiffness and loss of muscle tone as well as promote circulation.
Taking Vitamin C after a wrist fracture and early mobilization after a stroke can help you reduce the risk of developing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.