What Is CRPS?
CRPS is known as one of the most painful conditions that can afflict adults and children. Children are affected by CRPS in the lower extremities more commonly than in the upper body.
CRPS in the knee displays symptoms that are unique to the joint area. CRPS is a progressive condition and can spread from the knee to other parts of the body without treatment.
Symptoms of CRPS in the Foot/Ankle Include:
- Muscle Weakness Around the Knee
- Extreme Skin Sensitivity (Allodynia)
- Swollen Knee
- Warm to the Touch
- Skin Rashes
- Open Wounds
- Deep Bone Crushing Pain
- Sensitivity To Water
- Sensitivity To Weather Changes
For many patients, this pain is experienced so deeply that is described as pain that radiates from the bone. Patients may also suffer from allodynia, an unpleasant and extreme sensation evoked from even a light touch to the skin.
The good news is that recovery is possible with the advanced treatments available at The Spero Clinic.