Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome?

The symptoms of complex region pain syndrome include:

  • A painful, burning feeling in the affected area (usually an arm, leg, hand or foot), often long after the time when your injury should have healed
  • The affected skin may be tender to the touch, swollen and very sensitive to hot or cold temperatures
  • Change in skin color (skin often turns red, blue or white)
  • Change in skin texture (skin over the affected area may become thin or shiny)
  • Stiffness and pain in the joints
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Loss of mobility in the affected area

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 01/99

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