How is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) treated in hemiplegia?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Treatment options are numerous, with physical therapy as the cornerstone. ROM exercises, optimal positioning of the limb, and the avoidance of painful stimuli are all suggested. Other treatments might include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), modalities such as electrical nerve stimulation or ultrasonography), a short course of oral steroids, or a ganglion block.


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