Now open to qualifying participants, at least 18 years of age, who have been diagnosed and/or are being treated for CRPS.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that mainly affects the arms, legs, hands, and feet, but may involve the entire body. The main feature of CRPS is continuous, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury. The pain gets worse over time and often spreads throughout the entire affected area. The underlying cause of CRPS is often not known.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) usually develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. CRPS most often affects one of the arms, legs, hands, or feet, and the pain often spreads throughout the entire affected arm or leg. Other signs and symptoms may include:
sensitivity to touch or cold
swelling of the painful area
changes in skin temperature, color, and/or texture
joint stiffness and swelling
muscle weakness and/or muscle spasms
Symptoms may change over time and vary from person to person. In some people, signs and symptoms of go away on their own. In others, symptoms can persist for months to years. Other symptoms may include color and temperature changes of the skin over the affected area; skin sensitivity; sweating; and swelling.
CRPS can be a debilitating condition for many, yet there is currently no United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for the pain. Research continues to explore pain treatment options, but most patients with CRPS are unable to find effective pain relief with available treatments for pain associated with CRPS.
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