Intense pain after wrist fracture — predicting CRPS

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A recent study concluded that “… excessive baseline pain in the week after wrist fracture greatly elevates the risk of developing CRPS. Clinicians can consider a rating of greater than 5/10 to the question “What is your average pain over the last 2 days?” to be a “red flag” for CRPS”. Most of what we need […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Update | #CRPS October 2014

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Welcome to the latest review of complex regional pain syndrome research. Eur J Pain. 2014 Oct 16 Optokinetic stimulation increases limb pain and forehead hyperalgesia in complex regional pain syndrome. Knudsen LF, Drummond PD. Abstract BACKGROUND: Ambiguous visual stimuli increase limb pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), possibly due to afferent sensory […]

CRPS Research Update | October 2014 #CRPS

Pain is a whole person experience

Welcome to the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Research Update for October, a summary of the latest studies.  If you are suffering with CRPS, I am here to show you how you can move forward — come and visit the CRPS clinic page here. Spinal cord stimulation for complex regional pain syndrome type 1 with dystonia: a […]

CRPS – the narrative holds the clues |#CRPS

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The story told by the patient with CRPS provides insight into their suffering, characterised and brought to life by their chosen language, body posturing, body language, and changing facial expressions. The priming for a condition frequently arises months or years before from an illness, a stressful event, a previous injury or painful event. The way in […]

CRPS Bugle | July 2014 | #CRPS

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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 […]

Where do we tackle pain?

Pain is a whole person experience

When someone tells you that they have a painful knee, it makes sense to have a look at the joint to see what has gone wrong. Perhaps an x-ray or a scan would help to determine the state of the cartilage, bone and surrounding soft tissue. An assessment of the range of motion, motor control and […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Diagnosis using the Budapest Criteria

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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 […]

Come and see our CRPS blog

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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 […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | CRPS Research Update 31/5/12

Welcome to the May research update – see more at www.crpsuk.com ++++++++++ Pain Physician. 2012 May;15(3):255-66. Skin biopsy in complex regional pain syndrome: case series and literature review. Kharkar S, Venkatesh YS, Grothusen JR, Rojas L, Schwartzman RJ. BACKGROUND: Accumulating experimental and clinical evidence supports the hypothesis that complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) […]

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 […]