Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

My apologies for not continuing with my blog.  My knee that has given me problems from end of November is still not healed.
I have been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition.  The key symptom of CRPS is continuous, intense pain out of proportion to the severity of the injury, which gets worse rather than better over time. CRPS most often affects one of the arms, legs, hands, or feet.  Often the pain spreads to include the entire arm or leg.  Typical features include dramatic changes in the color and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part, accompanied by intense burning pain, skin sensitivity, sweating, and swelling.  Doctors aren’t sure what causes CRPS.  In some cases the sympathetic nervous system plays an important role in sustaining the pain.  Another theory is that CRPS is caused by a triggering of the immune response, which leads to the characteristic inflammatory symptoms of redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area.

Something strange to me and medication is effecting my concentration.
Will be back soon. Regards


Judy said...

Hi Laura, I'm so sorry your knee isn't better. Rest and take it easy. Being in pain is not much fun.

Mamma Lalla said...

Hi Judy thank you very much for your concern. Are feeling a lot better today, drowsiness gone. Knee still painful especially at night, but much better.
Hugs Laura