Type 1, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), occurs after an injury or an illness that did not directly damage a nerve in the affected limb.
CRPS Type 2, has similar symptoms to Type 1 but occurs after a distinct nerve injury.
CRPS will often follow a surgical procedure or an injury.
The area affected will usually have constant deep pain that is hard to describe and hard to localize to a specific structure. Often the area is sensitive to light touch and may have a mottle skin appearance. The area may be unusually sensitive to cold and heat.
CRPS is notoriously difficult to control or cure by conventional methods.
We use a simple and non-invasive ultrasound guided technique that was developed in Germany in the 1960’s and will often produce an almost instantaneous change for the better. If the first treatment does work, then usually after another 2-3 treatments the area will remain pain free.