What should patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) be educated about?

Updated: Sep 09, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The clinician should ensure that the patient understands this confusing disease entity. Patient education information on RSD is available from the National Institutes of Health at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. In addition, encouragement and family support are important for maintaining the physical therapy program and treatment regimen.

For patient education information, also see Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Directory.


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