Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome – What You Need To Know

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…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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4 responses to “Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome – What You Need To Know”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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