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What is good self-care when you have complex regional pain syndrome?

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These self-care steps may help:

  • Keep up your usual daily routine as much as you can.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Don't try to do more than your strength can handle.
  • Look to your family and friends for support. Share information about complex regional pain syndrome with them.
  • Seek counseling if the pain takes a toll on your mind and emotions.
  • You may want to learn relaxation or meditation techniques, and join a support group.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Complex regional pain syndrome."

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

OrthoInfo: "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)."

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association: "Telltale Signs and Symptoms of CRPS/RSD,"

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Complex regional pain syndrome."

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

OrthoInfo: "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)."

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association: "Telltale Signs and Symptoms of CRPS/RSD,"

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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