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?

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Is it rare to have reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the knee?

Yes. Rsd or chronic regional pain syndrome is usually seen in the upper or lower extremities and usually involves a wider area than the knee itself. For instance, we may see it involving the calf, ankle and foot or hand wrist and forearm. I have heard of this diagnosis being made in a single joint like the knee but I have never seen it myself. Read more...
Yes. Rsd affects larger areas such as the ankle and foot or an area from the knee down to the foot. I have even seen the entire leg affected. Upper extremities can also be affected. An isolated area such as the knee would be very uncommon for rsd. Read more...
Not at all. RSD commonly affects extremities, particularly in locations susceptible to trauma. The knee may be involved secondary to a blunt trauma or sports injury, and after surgery such as arthroscopy or joint replacement. Read more...

How common is it to get reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the knee?

Uncommon. Not frequently seen. The rsd diagnosis is not a diagnosis because the cause is unknown. To my mind symptoms can be explained by chronic soft tissue injury & this would need assistance of a physician. Natural non-toxic therapies are unquestionably efficacious. On my chronic pain board at quora.Com is explain my unified theory of chronic pain. Read more...
Rare. Rsd is a rare disease and it does not usually start at a specific point like a knee. It's possible knee pain is from rsd but unlikely. Read more...

Does reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause 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. Read more...
It can. All pain processes have the tendency to cause tiredness or fatigue. Read more...

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. Read more...

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! Read more...
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. Read more...

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. Read more...