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A 49-year-old female asked:

crps for 4 years, started in my rt foot & spread to rt arm. i have been getting weaker and able to do less. what can i do to get stronger, i'm scared.

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
See physiatrist: A doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help direct physical therapy targeted at improving your endurance, managing the symptoms, and preventing further atrophy. Proper nutrition and rest are also needed.
Dr. Paul Lynch
Pain Management 19 years experience
See Pain Doctor: If you have been suffering this long, you should definitely see a good pain doctor. They are trained in lots of techniques to help with crps pain. Check out paindoctor.Com for a good one near you.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Complex: Crps has a tendency to progress in occasional patients, but does not usually affect strength directly. So, it is possible that you may have a comorbidity, such as a problem with muscle or nerve, or even a metabolic problem. Have this totally reevaluated and get under control.

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Last updated Jul 29, 2015

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