Does reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause fatigue?

It can. All pain processes have the tendency to cause tiredness or fatigue.
Not typically. Rsd (or complex regional pain syndrome) does not typically cause fatigue in my experience. Some of the medications we use to treat this condition can cause fatigue though. If someone is having walking problems because of rsd in the foot or leg, they might feel fatigued because it is much harder to walk normally.

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Will reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause fatigue?

Possibly. This may not be a direct result of the complex regional pain syndrome but a result of the pain and reduction in overall function and quality of life caused by the condition.

Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause you fatigue?

Yes. Any chronically painful condition can be fatiguing as the suffer must deal with the stress of pain on top of the stress of life.

Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?

It can. It can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone diagnosed you with that?

Can missing several stairs going down the stairs and landing with all of your weight on one foot multiple times cause reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Injury - a cause. Injury is the first listed cause (not necessarily in order of prevelance).So, yes, if you do the type of injury that can result in this - it might indeed. Here's a site w/ lots of info. Read and visit your provider to pursue appropriate action. Best!
Absolutely. Could have caused it the first time. Hard to know exactly why crps occurs after some injuries and not all of them or even most. Please get a full eval, by a PMR or orthopoedist to make certain your diagnosis is correct and not a missed fracture or nerve entrapment. And, we are assuming the pain is in the injures limb.

What causes reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Rsd. Usually some injury - trivial or not - that results in sensitization of peripheral nerve fibers that then results in painful state. If left untreated changes take place in the spinal cord and brain as well.

What are usual tests for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

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.

What is the definition or description of: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

RSD. RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce pain to help PT.

Are there rsd-reflex sympathetic dystrophy support groups?

Careful w groups. See my other answers on rsd, support groups can be a good way to talk to others who have the same disease as you, be careful of bias and opinions. Some groups have a group think mentality that can lock you in to a mind set and lead you away from some therapies that may completely reverse most of you pain.

What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Multidisciplinary. A multidisciplinary approach is critical. Providing pain relief while pushing for aggressive physical therapy is key. See a board certified pain specialist asap.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS! The most important treatment is early diagnosis, which can make a difference in success. Aggressive home passive and active range-of-motion excercises, heat soaks (avoiding ice), along with medication management, is key to early success. Often sympathetic nerve blocks are useful. Seek a pain specialist soon for the best chance for success.