RSD Symptoms



RSD symptoms cause a lot of discomfort for those who suffer.These RSD symptoms are somewhat harder to deal with than symptoms of other diseases and illnesses because Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, its pathology and its cause are currently unknown. It is thought that nerve damage that does not heal properly or that is aggravated may lead to the development of the pain syndrome. The primary rsd symptoms that most patients feel will be pain and neuropathy. This pain is abnormal because:

  • It is intense and burning, and tends to linger;
  • It gets worse, rather than better over time, and;
  • It begins at a single point, typically a point of injury, and often spreads to the whole limb, or to the arm or leg on the opposite side of the body

In most cases,  Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) progresses through approximately three stages. However, RSD does not always follow this pattern. Some people develop severe RSD symptoms very early, while others exhibit mild RSD symptoms over a longer period of time.


Stage 1 RSD Symptoms

  • Changes in skin temperature, switching between warm or cold
  • Faster growth of nails and hair
  • Muscle spasms and joint pain
  • Severe burning, aching pain that worsens with the slightest touch or breeze
  • Skin that slowly becomes blotchy, purple, pale, or red; thin and shiny; swollen; more sweat
  • Neuropathy


Stage 2 RSD Symptoms

  • Continued changes in the skin
  • Nails that are cracked and break more easily
  • Chronic pain that is becoming worse
  • Slower hair growth
  • Stiff joints and weak muscles


Stage 3 RSD Symptoms




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