Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that affects the extremities of a person who has been injured. CRPS typically results from a problem within the nervous system that controls sweat glands and blood flow in the hand and arm.
CRPS can cause inflexibility and stiffness within the arm. Once afflicted with CRPS, the nervous system becomes overactive, causing burning pains, swelling, and warmth in the injured limb.
The onset of CRPS symptoms can be instant or gradual, often affecting your life months after the actual incident happens. The diagnosis includes other medical diagnoses such as Sudeck’s atrophy and shoulder-hand syndrome.