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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.
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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.
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