So, I have had a dx of CRPS for awhile now, and there were two things that we're really bugging me.
One, I had no clear original injury.
Two, once it spread, and later reversed, my entire right side still has pain, but it is concentrated in my foot.
I think I may have figured out the injury. When I was in 3rd grade, I was at a friend's house, and there was a sheet of glass we needed to move. Anyway, it got dropped on my foot, but mostly just my big toe.
I never went to the doctor, having hid it from my mom, knowing she would freak out. My mail had been cracked down the middle, and had a bunch of blood.
Instead of telling my friend's parents, I wrapped my toe in a sock, as a bandage. It hurt, but I just bit back the pain. For years, it would crack again, and I'd have a ton of pain. I used a bunch of nail polish to try to get the sides to grow back together.
Now, that injured foot always is numb or hurting, even when the CRPS was reversed in most of my body. DMSO seems to help, but I have to smother my foot in it, and put it on every few hours.
I still am numb, but maybe it's okay. At least there's an answer, to what happened? What caused the horrible circulation? Why do I have pain?