Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) presents itself in many forms. It is typically a severe form of pain, and is often debilitating. In addition to the pain, there are often visible changes to tissues in the affected area, such as swelling, temperature change, abnormal sweating, abnormal hair growth, nail changes, and “shiny” skin.
CRPS can occur as the result of a seemingly simple injury such as an ankle sprain, and is characterized by pain that is disproportionate to the minor injury. CRPS can become established after a more severe injury, such as a crush injury, a fracture, a burn or an electric shock.
CRPS can be a challenging disorder to diagnose and treat, but James Baggs PT is experienced in recognizing and treating this condition with specialized methods including graded activity and motor imagery, manual therapy and acupuncture.