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RSD Disease

A chronic disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a pain condition that is believed to be the result of problems in the central or peripheral nervous system. Its most common symptom is continuous, intense pain. In addition, a person with RSD may notice dramatic changes in the color and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part.
 
Other symptoms can include:
 
  • "Burning" pain
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Changes in skin texture (shiny and thin and sometimes excessively sweaty)
  • Changes in skin temperature (warmer or cooler compared to the opposite arm or leg).
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No cure exists for RSD. However, many treatment options are available to help relieve symptoms and allow people to resume their normal lives and activities, such as:
 
  • Psychotherapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications.
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(For more details about this disease, click RSD. This full-length article lists other common symptoms and offers details on the factors that affect your prognosis.)
 

RSD Disease

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