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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition of chronic pain that usually develops after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack and affects an arm or a leg. It is characterized by pain that is much greater than expected after an injury that causes it. It is a fairly rare condition. 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Causes

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Causes

The major causes of CRPS are:

  • Injury
  • Abnormal inflammation 
  • Deformity of central nervous systems
  • Trauma 
References: 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crps-complex-regional-pain-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20371151 Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Phsio-pedia. Available at: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Complex_Regional_Pain_Syndrome_(CRPS) Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Versus Arthritis. Available at: https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps/ Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Ortho Bullet. Available at: http://www.orthobullets.com/basic-science/6095/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps Accessed on June 13, 2020.
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