Understanding RSD

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in RSD Diagnosis, RSD Disease, RSD Symptoms | 0 comments

Understanding RSDIt is not uncommon to injure a body part – we may accidentally stub one of our toes, bang our knee on something, or sprain one of our ankles – but we often get up to keep going, not really considering the extent of injury. Although the initial sensation of pain may be absolutely excruciating, it usually tends to subside after waiting a moment, or “walking it off”. While this may work at time to reduce and ultimately relieve pain, in the case of some, this may not always be the outcome. The sensation of pain not only remains, it worsens over time, often to the...

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Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in RSD Diagnosis, RSD Disease, RSD Symptoms | 0 comments

Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is considered to be the Type I form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy can be challenging for doctors not familiar with the disease. RSD symptoms are the first indicators that a patient may have RSD disease; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy has no known etiology (set of causal factors) nor any implied pathophysiology (body functional changes associated with onset of RSD disease). When this form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome shows up, the RSD symptoms that a patient may...

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