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What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

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They vary. One symptom of CRPS is continuous, intense pain that gets worse rather than better over time. If CRPS happens after an injury, it may seem more severe than the injury. Even in cases involving an injury only to a finger or toe, pain can spread to the entire arm or leg.

In some cases, pain can even travel to the other arm or leg.

Other symptoms of CRPS include:

�"Burning" pain

�Swelling and stiffness in affected joints

�Motor disability, with less ability to move the affected body part

�Changes in nail and hair growth

�Skin changes

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' 

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' 

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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