Treatment options for CRPS
Early treatment is most effective, and may lead to total disappearance of signs and symptoms.
Treatment may involve a neurologist, a physical therapist and other specialists.
Physical therapy can help patients to regain their range of movement and coordination, and it helps to prevent muscle wastage and contortion of bones.
Although it may be painful at first, studies show that persisting with physical therapy can dramatically relieve symptoms.
An occupational therapist can determine how CRPS is likely to impact a patient’s daily life, and they can prescribe assistive devices. A psychologist can help the patient to cope with living with a chronic, painful condition.