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November is RSD/CRPS Awareness Month
But We Need Help All Year Round!!
November 30th, 2010 my Mom had Meniscus knee surgery. What should have been a fast recovery surgery has now turned into something she will always deal with. She now has RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). More specifically, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) TYPE II.
My Mother's CRPS started in one foot and, in less than a year, has now taken over the entire left limb as well as her right foot. She can no longer work and cannot walk without the assistance of a crutch or cane.
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Severe burning pain
Pathological changes in the bone
Pathological changes in the skin
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Pathological muscle weakness
As many as 65% of RSD cases come from soft tissue injuries; such as burns, sprains, strains, tears, and most of the problems that end in "itis"; bursitis, arthritis, and tendonitis to name a few"
RSD/CRPS Type I can follow a simple trauma (fall or sprain), break or fracture(especially wrist and ankle), a sharp force injury (such as a knife or bullet wound), heart problems, infections, surgery, spinal injuries/disorders, RSI's (Repetitive Stress Injuries), CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, injections, and even some partial paralysis injury cases.
CRPS TYPE II involves definable major nerve injury. Type II is also what was once known as Causalgia. It spreads, it jumps from limb to limb and it is absolutely debilitating.
For more information,
RSD/CRPS Video On YouTube: