Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting arms, legs, hands or feet, usually after injury or trauma. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the nervous system. People can feel burning or "pins and needles" sensations and can also experience constant or intermittent changes in temperature, skin colour, and swelling of the affected limb.
If you or a loved one has CRPS, find more information on the Better Health and painHealth websites or call The Australian RSD/CRPS Support Group 08 8581 1007.
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Tracy's story

"It took Tracy three years to get the right diagnosis and by then it was too late..."

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Kayla's story

Even a single drop of water, the slightest breeze, the gentlest touch, or my clothing would hurt like crazy.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Kyla's story

Last year our 10 year-old daughter Kyla was doing high jump at school when she got tangled in the bar and landed on the top of her foot.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Isabella's story

Isabella hurt her ankle dancing, and over the next few months, the pain travelled throughout her entire right leg.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the millions of people living with chronic pain, and to minimise the burden of pain on individuals and communities across Australia.


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