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    Can complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) be prevented?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    Can complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) be prevented?

    People experiencing fractures should try to move the part of their limb that they can move as much as possible. They are also advised to have a good intake of vitamin C but there is no proven way that...

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    What is the outcome (prognosis)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    What is the outcome (prognosis)?

    Most people with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) get better. CRPS is very variable both in how severe the symptoms are and how long the symptoms last. CRPS may be mild and get better by itself o...

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    What are specialised treatments for CRPS?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    What are specialised treatments for CRPS?

    There are two particular specialised CRPS treatments:   Pain management programme (PMP) This is a programme to help you to improve your quality of life and manage your pain better. PMP is gi...

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    Do I need to see a specialist?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    Do I need to see a specialist?

    Your GP will usually refer you to see a specialist so that: The diagnosis of CRPS can be confirmed. Other causes for your symptoms can be ruled out. You can be helped with a treatment plan ...

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    Are there treatments for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    Are there treatments for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    Early detection will help in managing the condition. The primary aim of treatment is to restore full use to the painful limb, especially load bearing, e.g. standing and walking, despite the pain. Phys...

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    Are there any tests for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    Are there any tests for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    The diagnosis is usually made by an examination by a specialist. The diagnosis may be difficult, especially in the early stages. It is very important to diagnose CRPS as early as possible because earl...

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    What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    The symptoms of CRPS vary in severity and how long they last. Symptoms usually begin within one month after an injury or after having to stay in bed for a long time. The main symptom is pain in the ar...

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    How common is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    How common is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    CRPS affects about 1 in 4,000 people each year. CRPS can affect any age but is more common between the ages of 40 and 60 years. It can also affect children, although is very rare in children aged youn...

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    What causes complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    What causes complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    CRPS is rare but can follow any injury. CRPS Type I (RSD) follows an injury to the skin, muscle, ligaments, joints or bone at any site. The injury can be as a result of an accident or surgery. Most co...

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    What is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
    Posted On July 19, 2019 macsclinic
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    What is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS I) is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II (CRPS II) is also known as Causalgia. The pain usually ...

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