Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is the term given to a group of painful conditions, which has an incidence of 26/100.000 life years (de Mos et al.,2007). CRPS is associated with sensory, motor, autonomic, skin and bone abnormalities in a limb. It usually arises after trauma to a limb, but without any relation…
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Thank you Simon. It is something I have come across now in 4 patients, all of whom had variable levels of associated fixed dystonic type foot / ankle posture changes, of duration ranging from 2-9 years. In each instance we have been able to see positive changes in the dystonic postures, allowing a functional gain in gait / mobility. That is not to say we have resolved the pain. But mobility has significantly improved.
See there you go again Ian throwing out little teasers fro an upcoming Ian Linane BC posting!
Hi Simon saw a patient with this today as a consequence of talar neck stress fracture misdiagnosis. It was poorly managed, she had manual therapy at the stress fracture site!!!
Its a really nasty thing isn’t it Mary.. I had a patient once who was triggered by stepping barefoot onto a dog bone hidden in grass. Given how many sharp children’s toys I have trodden on barefoot over the past 6 years it is a miracle I do not have it!