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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a perplexing condition that often emerges in response to an injury, like a fracture, affecting limbs such as the foot. Its symptoms vary widely, encompassing burning pain, unpredictable intensity, loss of fine motor control, tremors, stiffness, and alterations in the skin, hair, and nails of the affected limb. The exact cause of CRPS remains elusive, but it predominantly impacts females. Diagnosis relies on medical history and symptom evaluation, as there is no definitive test. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can occur if medical professionals are unfamiliar with CRPS, emphasizing the need for chiropodists in its recognition. Treatment is multifaceted, involving medication, physical therapy, counseling, psychological support, and intervention therapy like nerve blocks. Preventing relapses may involve specific anesthetics and pain medications. If you have symptoms in your feet as described above, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a chiropodist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Foot pain is a common problem treated by chiropodists. If you have foot pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

When you are experiencing foot pain, it’s important to note the type of pain and its location, as this can help determine a diagnosis. 

Pain in the top of the foot may be caused by:

  • Stress fractures

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Extensor tendonitis

  • Tibialis anterior tendonitis

  • Gout

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Ganglion cysts

Pain in the bottom of the foot may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Foot cramps

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fibromatosis

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Flat feet

Pain on the side of the foot may be caused by:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Cuboid syndrome

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Bunions

  • Corns or calluses

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

Heel pain may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bone spurs

  • Heel fractures

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Sever’s disease 

Pain in the toes may be caused by:

  • Gout

  • Hammertoe

  • Turf toe 

  • Bunions

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Blisters 

  • Arthritis

These and many more conditions can be treated by a chiropodist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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