Effects of CRPS

The most common symptom of CRPS is a burning pain.

Other physical symptoms may include;

  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Temperature changes
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Allodynia (pain caused by a gentle touch e.g. clothes touching skin)
  • Changes in skin colour/texture
  • Changes in hair/nail growth
  • Stiffness/difficulty moving the affected limb

Psychological symptoms that may be experienced are;

  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Lack of confidence
  • Depression
  • Feeling unable to cope

Over time symptoms may spread and usually do so in one of three ways;

  • Continuity – symptoms gradually spread out from the initial source
  • Mirror image – symptoms spontaneously occur in the opposite limb
  • Independent – this can be spontaneous or as a result of further trauma

Got a Question?

Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding our services. Please use the numbers below!