Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a pain condition that can be the result of an injury or may occur without an injury.
Typically, the pain associated with CRPS is generally in the area of an injury or can spread over the entire arm. People with CRPS can have an unusual response to something painful or a painful response to something that shouldn’t be painful such as
Stiffness, swelling and color changes in the hand can occur with CRPS
Pain is the main symptom of CRPS; however, a person may also have the following
Our senior hand therapists will work with the doctor and other healthcare professionals to develop a plan of care with you.
We will show you on how to perform daily activities with less pain and teach you techniques to manage pain. We will also teach you exercises to reduce joint stiffness as well as provide techniques to reduce swelling.
We may suggest the use of an orthosis or edema glove to decrease the symptoms.
Early treatment is the key to regaining maximum functional use of your hand. Attending regular hand therapy sessions consistently and keeping up with your home exercise plan is important for optimal results.
Example of a compression glove with a supportive wrist and thumb orthosis