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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is complex regional pain syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition that can occur in one or more of your limbs. CRPS has 2 types. Type 1 has no known cause. Type 2 is caused by nerve damage.

What increases my risk for CRPS?

What are the signs and symptoms of CRPS?

You may have any of the following in the limb:

How is CRPS diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask if you have had any recent injuries, surgeries, or traumas. Tell your provider about your medical conditions. You may also need any of the following:

How is CRPS treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

How can I help manage my CRPS?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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