CRPS Bugle | July 2014 | #CRPS

CRPS Specialist Clinics in London

Dear Readers, Welcome to the July 2014 CRPS Bugle, your research update for complex regional pain syndrome. Immobilization contributes to exaggerated neuropeptide signaling, inflammatory changes, and nociceptive sensitization after fracture in rats – Guo TZ1, Wei T1, Li WW2, Li XQ3, Clark JD3, Kingery WS4. J Pain. 2014 Jul 22. pii: S1526-5900(14)00817-7. Abstract A tibia fracture […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Diagnosis using the Budapest Criteria

CRPS Bugle

The Budapest Criteria should now be used to diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A: The patient has continuing pain which is disproportionate to the inciting event B: The patient has at least one sign in two or more of the categories C: The patient reports at least one symptom in three or more of […]

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CRPS Bugle

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that we commonly see – click here for the clinic page In support of the treatment, training and coaching programme we have a blog dedicated to the latest science and thinking in CRPS CRPS UK Visit the blog here See here on our CRPS UK blog the latest diagnostic […]

Mastering your rehabilitation – Part 1: why exercise & train?

Specialist Pain Physio Clinics in London for pain, complex pain and injury

When we sustain an injury or experience a painful condition, our movement changes. In the early stages this can be obvious, for example we would limp having sprained an ankle. Sometimes the limp, medically termed an ‘antalgic gait’, persists without the individual being aware. This is the same for other forms of guarding that is part of […]

Neuropathic pain Update

I have looked at recent papers that focus on neuropathic pain, one of the common pain types seen in CRPS. I’m afraid that some of the research is ‘sciency’ but of course it has to be, so do not worry of you don’t fully understand the methods or the physiology. At the end of the […]

Treatment Update

Come and see the updated treatment programme page. We are regularly updating the site so do check back. This is when there is new knowledge or research that adds to our understanding of pain and how we can best treat on-going problems.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – ‘it feels weird’

Brain changes

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) often presents with a number of signs and symptoms. The main complaints are usually pain, colour change (minute to minute sometimes), temperature change, swelling, sweating changes, skin/nail/hair changes (trophic) and an altered perception of the affected part. It is this last sense that I am going to focus upon in […]

Managing your flare-up

A flare-up is when the symptoms increase for a period of time. Sometimes it is clear why this happens such as after new activities or exercise, an increase in activity levels, when you are unwell, stressed or fatigued. In other cases there is no obvious reason as the routine has not changed and you cannot […]