A man in a blue shirt grabbing his neck in pain due to complex regional pain syndrome in Bethesda.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)? Are you struggling to find a method of pain relief that best suits you? If so, we will discuss how physical therapy can help someone suffering from CRPS. 

At Bethesda Physiocare, located in Bethesda, MD, we offer a multitude of different therapies for diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome. If you’ve been struggling with CRPS, our physical therapy team can help. Give us a call at (301) 656-5613 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

Fighting Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

What is CRPS?

Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a disorder that affects multiple bodily systems. It can result in extreme sensitivity to touching, excessive sweating, swelled tissue, and changes to the skin, bones, or joints. There are two types of CRP, and those include the disorder not resulting from a nerve injury and only resulting in a direct nerve injury. The different bodily systems this affects are the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, and the immune system. 

Though science isn’t sure why complex regional pain syndrome occurs, physical therapy has been proven to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Reach out to our Bethesda clinic to get started on your journey to healing. 

How Physical Therapy Helps

A physical therapist is your ticket in fighting complex regional pain syndrome. CRPS symptoms can vary from sensitivity/pain from mild touching, joint/tissue swelling, sweat or heightened temperature of affected limb, or pain that spreads. Because of the variety of symptoms someone with CRPS can have, physical therapy will be catered to your specific issues and pain. The sessions are based on your pain severity and frequency, but most importantly, what your physical goals are. 

Your Bethesda physical therapist will need to know your medical history before creating a therapy routine that best suits you. Some questions your therapist may ask are:

Because complex regional pain syndrome is a multi-system disorder, there are several other potential factors aiding in your pain that your therapist needs to know about. This will include nutrition, sleep quality, constant stress, or emotional/cognitive stresses. Treatment for CRPS may include patient education, movement therapy, graded motor injury (GMI), manual therapy, muscle strengthening, range-of-motion exercises, and functional training. 

CRPS Treatment in Bethesda

At Bethesda Physiocare, located in Bethesda, MD, our physical therapists are capable of conducting a therapy plan for you in your fight against complex regional pain syndrome. No matter how severe or minor your symptoms may be, if you’re concerned, we will help. To speak with one of our physical therapists, call (301) 656-5613 today.