Sudeck's atrophy is also called Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) which is a type of persistent pain that typically affects one's arm or leg. CRPS usually arises as a result of an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack. The pain is excessive in comparison to the intensity of the initial damage. The specific causes of CRPS are unknown. It is assumed to be caused by a difference or injury to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is usually caused by trauma or injury.
CRPS is infrequent, and its etiology is unknown. When treatment begins early, it is most successful. Progress and even remission are conceivable in such circumstances.
1. Women are three to four times more likely than men to suffer from CRPS.
2. CRPS can happen at any age, but it is uncommon in adolescents and children.
3. In the pediatric population, CRPS usually appears in early adolescence, with the lower end of the spectrum falling between the ages of 7 and 9 years.
4. The age of onset in adults ranges from 37 to 70 years of age. CRPS is most common among individuals of European ancestry (in about 66 to 80 percent of cases).
Pain that is constantly burning or throbbing, usually in the arm, leg, hand, or foot,Touch or cold sensitivity,Inflammation of the painful area,Skin temperature fluctuations,Skin color changes, ranging from white and blotchy to red or blue,Skin texture changes in the affected area, which could become tender, thin, or shiny,Hair and nail growth changes,Stiffness, swelling, and damage to the joints,Spasms, tremors, and weakness (atrophy),Reduced mobility of the affected body part
Pain,Swelling,Redness,Noticeable changes in temperature and hypersensitivity