Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Foot and Ankle Clinics, 06/08/2011
Shah A et al. – Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is difficult to diagnose and treat, and requires close follow–up to ensure that progress is being made. Early diagnosis and treatment are required to prevent a long–standing or permanent disability. Clinical features such as spontaneous pain, edema, hyperalgesia, temperature or sudomotor changes, motor function abnormality, and autonomic changes are the hallmark of this disease. The treatment of CRPS remains controversial, and includes medications, physical therapy, regional anesthesia, and neuromodulation.