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CRPS is an abnormal pain response to an injury or trauma that causes several of the body systems to be overly sensitive to pain and touch. CRPS can cause the nervous system to have difficulty detecting and sending pain signals, controlling temperature and swelling, and can impact on movement in the affected hand or limb.

CRPS is commonly treated in hand therapy and may involve desensitisation exercises and mirror therapy. Further information on CRPS and treatment techniques we may use during your treatment is outlined below.

Other useful links:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome

https://crps-uk.org/

*BEFORE COMMENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADVICE OR EXERCISES, PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR HAND THERAPIST TO CONFIRM IF IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR INJURY/OPERATION*

Link for CRPS information:

CRPS information

Link for desensitisation techniques for CRPS:

CRPS desensitisation

Link for mirror therapy treatment:

CRPS mirror therapy