Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a painful condition seen in children after a sometimes, trivial seeming, injury. Typically, the injury may be diagnosed as a sprain in the ankle or hand, but in this condition the extremity may go on to have an unusual severe, burning pain where even touching the foot or hand may cause pain. In children, if recognized and treated early on, this condition usually resolves fairly quickly, as it did in Isabel's case below.
Sometimes, however, if treated improperly, or left untreated, the condition can progress and become extremely painful. In these situations, the extremity becomes cool, mottled. Children react by not walking on the affected limb and the condition worsens.
In our Center for Pain Relief, we offer state of the art treatment by using physical therapy, psychological support and a few medications that best get to the underlying problem.