Some common features of CRPS include changes in the colour and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part, accompanied by intense burning pain, skin sensitivity, sweating, and swelling. Often, the symptoms associated with CRPS get worse over time, rather than better. CRPS most often affects one of the extremities (arms, legs, hands, or feet). The pain and other symptoms from CRPS injury can be severe and debilitating.
There is no cure for CRPS and, as such, treatment is often aimed at pain control. If you have any symptoms of CRPS, it is important to speak with your doctor. Often, if your doctor suspects CRPS, they will make a referral to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment.