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May 16, 2014 7:54 PM

For those who suffer from CRPS/RSD.

May 16, 2014 7:55 PM

We should talk about how we each deal with pain

May 16, 2014 8:55 PM

what is CRPS and RSD?

May 16, 2014 8:55 PM

what is CRPS and RSD?

May 17, 2014 7:39 PM

Michele, could you define CRPS & RSD? It looks like we have topics and questions as separate topics. It will take time to get the hang go this. I know when I see everyone's pain image, mine looks like a piece of cake.
My problem is that I cannot take any meds for my neuropathy. I wear the largest shoe I am able to keep on and try to avoid what I call 'mall walking,' where you walk, then stand, walk, stand. My pain wears me down. I am able to walk continuously, and try to get a walk in as often as I can. When my pain is too bad, I put my feet in ice water. I try to massage them with lotion nightly as they want to cramp. I have used a TENS unit in the past as well as Anodyne infrared treatment.
I also have neck, knee and hip problems. My neck responds well to John Barnes, myofacial release. I do the unwinding regularly. The knee and hip are old age (70 yrs) wear and tear after living a very active life with sports. I am a cancer survivor (13 years and counting) hence the peripheral neuropathy.

May 18, 2014 5:41 PM

I suffer from RSD/CRPS and this is the reason for joining this group. I have had an increase in symptoms which has affected my entire life and every aspect. Looking for how others deal daily with this diagnosis ?

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