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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically causes extreme pain in an injured parties arms, legs, hands, or feet. There are different types of CRPS that can be acquired depending on the type of injury that causes CRPS. CRPS type 2 is a condition that often occurs after a surgery or medical procedure is completed. This type of CRPS involves nerve damage and is more common amongst women under the age of 40.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with CRPS type 2 you need to speak with an experienced attorney to determine your rights to relief. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are experienced litigators in Illinois. For an initial consultation, and for more information about your rights to relief, contact us today.
Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
There are a variety of symptoms associated with CRPS. The most common symptoms include:
- Burning or aching. When CRPS type 2 is present, an individual will feel a burning or aching pain at the site of the affected area. This pain will be continuous and constant, meaning the pain will not go away. This burning may be accompanied by a feeling of an electrical shock going through the site of the pain at time.
- Changes in skin color or texture. Changes in the skin color or texture is also a symptom of CRPS type 2. Victims of CRPS may notice that the skin color may appear to have blotches or streaks going through the site of the pain. The skin may also appear to be pale, pink, or have a blue tinge to it. There may also be changes in the texture of the skin that cause the affected individual to notice that their skin appears to be thin or have a shiny texture.
- Changes in skin temperature. Changes to the skin temperature at the site of the of the problem. For many individuals, the site of CRPS causes the skin to feel warmer and, in some instances, sweaty. When compared to other parts of the body, other individuals indicate their skin appears cold and clammy.
- Stiff or inflamed joints. The swelling that occurs as a result of CRPS type 2 can cause the affected area to become stiff. The swelling will only occur at the affected area. Sometimes this is caused by retention of fluid in the area that is impacted.
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