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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition causing chronic burning pain in one of your limbs, usually in one of your arms, legs, hands or feet.

Comprehensive and useful information on this condition is given here and at the site


Note for Professionals: Further information is given at the linked page.  As well as the new Neuropathic Pain pathway produced by the British Pain Society that has recently been published on Map of Medicine, the linked pathway (accessed by Medicine / Rheumatology / Complex regional pain syndrome) on CRPS is useful.  


Link to Pain Relief Foundation information sheet on CRPS

The Trust's information sheet on complex regional pain syndrome can be downloaded here

The CRPS UK website can be accessed here 

The similarly named website run by a specialist physiotherapist working in pain, has a wealth of information about CRPS and some of the treatments that can be used, as well as a link to a Youtube presentation by Lorimer Moseley, who has done a great deal of research on the condition.  Many of the techniques described on this site are used in our service and by the expert physiotherapists working with patients with CRPS with whom we work in the Trust.








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Page updated 15/02/2016