Types of CRPS
CRPS causes pain to the hands, feet, arms, or legs.
The severity and frequency of symptoms vary widely. Some people have repeated episodes, while for others, symptoms disappear forever after a few months.
There are two types of CRPS:
In Type 1, an apparently trivial injury, such as a fractured or sprained ankle, has occurred, but with no nerve damage. Around 90 percent of cases are Type 1.
Type 2 may emerge after breaking a bone, having surgery, or after a serious infection. There is clear evidence of nerve damage.