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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. It is characterized by persistent and severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. Symptoms may include burning or throbbing pain, sensitivity to touch, changes in skin temperature, color, and texture, and swelling. CRPS can affect any part of the body, but is most commonly seen in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. It is a progressive condition that can worsen over time if not treated. Treatment typically includes physical therapy, medications, nerve blocks, and other interventions.

Synonyms
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • CRPS
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • RSD

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