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What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multidisciplinary

A multidisciplinary approach is critical.
Providing pain relief while pushing for aggressive physical therapy is key. See a board certified pain specialist asap.

In brief: Multidisciplinary

A multidisciplinary approach is critical.
Providing pain relief while pushing for aggressive physical therapy is key. See a board certified pain specialist asap.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Early diagnosis, multi-modal treatment approach and a speedy referral for a qualified pain specailist is a must.
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