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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Irritated or damaged nerves can result in pain and dysfunction. Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a nerve disorder that is common in the extremities, including the arms and hands. CRPS can occur without warning or follow an injury, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. Our knowledgeable pain specialists at Ospina Medical can offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) at our clinic in Manhattan.

CRPS is a peripheral nerve pain disorder that is most common in younger adults, but it can affect people at any age. The condition is not well understood, often occurring in the arm or hand after an injury or surgery. In some cases, there is no identifiable cause of CRPS. The symptoms can include:

  • Stiff or inflamed joints
  • Chronic pain, often a burning sensation
  • Skin may be colder or warmer in affected areas
  • Decreased function
  • Extreme sensitivity

Symptoms may come and go, but chronic pain in the affected arm or hand is the most common complaint in patients with CRPS.

Treating CRPS Symptoms

Without knowing the cause of CRPS, a cure is not possible. What can be achieved is managing chronic pain and improving the function of the arms and hands for the patient. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical focus on creating a personalized treatment plan for patients with upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This may include nerve blocks and other types of injection therapy, as well as incorporating medication and physical therapy options. Each patient and their symptoms can vary, requiring a unique approach for every patient.

If you are experiencing chronic nerve pain in your hand or arms, you may suffer from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Contact Ospina Medical in NYC to schedule a consultation to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.

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