Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Definition


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition characterized by progressive and painful decreased joint flexibility, which is exacerbated after a certain progression by bone demineralization. It is often a side-affect of a surgical operation, a major or even minor trauma, a sprained ligament, or any other joint damage. This illness causes chronic pain which is responsible for a lack of mobility. Tests (x-ray, MRI) may be necessary in eliminating any other diagnoses. An early diagnosis allows for more adapted treatment through physical therapy, often accompanied by corticosteroid injections.
Published by Jeff. Latest update on October 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM by Jeff.
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