Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) is a condition that can be incorrectly diagnosed when someone doesn’t have the symptoms. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis from somebody who knows what the signs and symptoms should look like.
There’s a specific set of criteria. It’s the DSM diagnostic criteria that are specifically used to diagnose CPRS and patients need to tick the box on a number of those criteria for it to be an official diagnosis. This might mean going to see your doctor or physiotherapist but don’t forget to also check out occupational therapists too!
Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Management, again, as the name suggests is a very complex and individualised management of the condition and it requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Following are some treatment and management options:
If you are experiencing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and need advice from a qualified therapist, please call us at Melbourne Hand Therapy today (03) 9899 8490 or leave an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.