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CRPS Awareness & Support 


BOH's tips for raising awareness in your community: crps support groups CRPS Awareness

  1. Print off one, or both, of the fliers below and ask your local MP to print some copies for you to place in your local shop windows.
  2. Use the fliers and / or ask us to send you some brochures, to use at your local schools fete.
  3. Have a BBQ or sausage sizzle and ask your friends to bring friends who don't know about the condition.

                     Double CRPS Info Sheet                                   A3 Poster

There are probably lots of other ideas so if you have any please let us know - email admin@tpbf.org.au

Why Awareness Matters

  • Faster Diagnosis
  • Earlier Treatment
  • Better Understanding
    • At home
    • At school
    • At work
    • At the doctor
    • In hospital and
    • In society
  • For –
    • Sufferers
    • Carers
    • Family & Loved Ones.

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Our story

The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc. was registered in 2012 by a CRPS and Chronic Pain sufferer. The intention then was the same as it is today; provide support and concise information relating to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and other Chronic Pain conditions.

  • Our vision is to fill the gaps for those living with CRPS and other Chronic Pain conditions.
  • Our purpose is to optimise the lives of those living with CRPS and other Chronic Pain conditions.
  • Our commitment is to provide relevant information and support relating to CRPS and other Chronic Pain conditions to sufferers, their families and carers.    

Raising CRPS awareness & offering support to all those affected by CRPS & other chronic pain conditions

Become a "CRPS Awareness Partner" today - phone 0411 147 367 for details.

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We pay our respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future and the significant contribution they have made in shaping the identity of the Fraser Coast and Australia.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.  The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord; the peripheral nervous system involves nerve signalling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.  CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin colour, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area.
It is unclear why some individuals develop CRPS while others with similar trauma do not.  In more than 90% of cases, the condition is triggered by a clear history of trauma or injury.  The most common triggers are fractures, sprains/strains, soft tissue injury (such as burns, cuts, or bruises), limb immobilization (such as being in a cast), surgery, or even minor medical procedures such as needle stick. CRPS represents an abnormal response that magnifies the effects of the injury.  Some people respond excessively to a trigger that causes no problem for other people, such as what is observed in people who have food allergies.
Although it is more common in women, CRPS can occur in anyone at any age, with a peak at age 40.  CRPS is rare in the elderly. Few children under age 10 and even fewer children under age 5 are affected, although as awareness and understanding of the condition increases within the medical community so does a diagnosis.
The outcome of CRPS is highly variable. Younger persons, children, and teenagers tend to have better outcomes.  While older people can have good outcomes, there are some individuals who experience severe pain and disability despite treatment.  Anecdotal evidence suggests early treatment, particularly rehabilitation, is helpful in limiting the disorder, especially in children and teenagers, a concept that has not yet been proven in clinical studies.  More research is needed to understand the causes of CRPS, how it progresses, and the role of early treatment.

Raising awareness & offering support to all those affected by CRPS & other Chronic Pain Conditions.

The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc. proudly support the ongoing research of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) with donations to CRPS research projects at UniSA / Body in Mind.