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CRPS UK

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CRPS UK is a patient led organisation for people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  The charity is focused on helping people with the condition to live the best lives they can, and they aim to do this by providing a supportive environment in which people can find out about CRPS, and get in touch with a community of people who know what they are going through.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD) is an uncommon condition, characterised by severe pain, swelling, temperature and colour changes and motor dysfunction.  

It is a rare neurological disorder, which causes chronic pain that cannot be controlled and can affect all areas of the body, but most commonly occurs in the limbs.  It is a debilitating and disabling inflammatory condition that can be caused by minor injury (sprain), broken / fractured bones, surgery or can appear spontaneously without known cause.  CRPS pain continues long after the original injury has healed.

CRPS is poorly understood and a cause has not yet been found although there are some promising areas of research.  Therefore, it is difficult to treat but pain medications and physiotherapy can be used to limit the effects of CRPS, often in conjunction with other therapies and treatments.  

CRPS UK also aim to improve research, diagnosis and treatment of the condition by promoting awareness and education about CRPS in primary health care, to help more patients receive timely diagnosis and intervention.

For further information, please follow the link to visit their website.


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admin@crps-uk.org
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https://crps-uk.org

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Last Updated:
03/09/2018

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