“I am 24 and performed gymnastics practically my whole life. I was recently diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a rare neurological disorder. It began after I had suffered trauma to my right foot when a horse stepped on it. A few months later I had surgery on the same foot to correct a bunion. Within a couple of days it felt like someone was holding a lighter to my toes. The skin on my foot became shiny and purplish. My brain was telling my foot that it was in pain 24/7. I couldn’t walk for 5 months and I developed chronic insomnia. After physical therapy I can walk and drive. I still struggle with pain, but it has been almost a year since I’ve taken any opioids. CRPS is a condition that needs to be talked about. I want people to know there is someone in their corner fighting for them.”
Here is my Move Forward PT Article that was released in October of last year but I didn’t never got to see it until now.