Common Conditions:
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

December 2013
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Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hand. The exact cause of CRPS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in order to prevent CRPS from worsening.

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