Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type 1
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type 1 is a chronic or persistent pain condition which usually appears in one area of one limb, but can then spread elsewhere in that limb or to other parts of the body. It invariably appears in an area which has been subject to injury.
CRPS Type 1
About 90% of people suffering CRPS are diagnosed with CRPS Type 1, which was formerly known as Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
The difference between CRPS Type 1 and CRPS Type 2 is that in Type 1 there is no identifiable damage to the nerves in the affected limb. In CRPS Type 2, there is identifiable nerve damage.
For more detailed information on the symptoms and stages of CRPS, please visit our page, Symptoms of CRPS.
The absence of nerve damage complicates the diagnosis of CRPS Type 1. In addition, there is often no bony injury and relatively modest damage to the soft tissues. Despite this, the pain of CRPS is out of all proportion to the injury. Indeed, CRPS is the most painful condition known to medical science.
For further information, please visit our page, Diagnosis for CRPS.
Although there is no cure for CRPS, there are a variety of treatments and therapies which can often help the long term management of the condition, including reducing levels of pain.
For further information, please visit our page, Treatments for CRPS.
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