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Dr. Muhammad Arif
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Causalgia (Overview)

Causalgia is a condition of progressive changes in the skin that cause swelling, increased sweating, pain, and joint stiffness.


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What sort of disease is causalgia?

What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Muhammad Arif
31 doctors shared insights

Causalgia (Overview)

Causalgia is a condition of progressive changes in the skin that cause swelling, increased sweating, pain, and joint stiffness.


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What are the symptoms of causalgia?

What are the symptoms of causalgia?

Causalgia: Causalgia is an old term for a condition now called complex regional pain syndrome type one. This begins with some type of nerve injury. There is a great deal of pain as well as swelling in the involved limb, sensitivity to even light touch and abnormalities in sweating of the affected extremity. The condition is poorly understood. The mainstay of treatment is aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the tests for causalgia?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Double-check your DX: Causalgia was the civil war designation for what was more recently known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), and complex sympathetic pain syndrome (crps) types i and ii. When correctly diagnosed, it responds well to current medical therapeutics, with the caveat that almost all treatments for this entity work best early. Don't waste your time with "natural treatment". ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Listen, listen, listen
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
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Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
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How can I get cured from causalgia?

How can I get cured from causalgia?

Causalgia: Seeking a cure may be unrealistic- better to seek a reduction in symptoms- please seen a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can causalgia be cured?

Causalgia: Causalgia, aka rsd type 2. It depends on various factors, onset, duration, severity of inciting injury. Early aggressive treatment has favorable results. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What are the tests for causalgia?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more