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CRPS in Teens

CRPS – One of the more dramatic and visible forms of amplified pain is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) which was formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). This is a very painful condition that typically affects a hand or foot with associated signs of the autonomic dysfunction, that is, the hand or foot becomes swollen,… Continue reading CRPS in Teens

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What a Day With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Feels Like

PERFECT WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT LIFE IS LIKE WITH CRPS! Can a person imagine something they have never seen or experienced? Does imagination have limitations? No matter how hard I try to explain the sound of the crashing waves, the feeling of the sand in my toes, and the beautiful horizon, to someone who has… Continue reading What a Day With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Feels Like

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From Gymnast to CRPS Fighter!

Life doesn’t always go to plan; but in those moments of adversity, picking yourself up and carrying on will be the best and hardest thing you do. Imagine that your life suddenly changes and you find yourself walking down a different path. Just like that. In the blink of an eye, everything you imagined is… Continue reading From Gymnast to CRPS Fighter!

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10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain

1. Touch - Nerves can only process one sensation at a time. Ask you beloved to gently stroke the area that hurts to distract your nerves. 2. Reading - Disappearing into a good story can block out the pain. Ask your friends to recommend good books. 3. Creativity - Creativity helps you focus on something else. Try coloring, photography,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain