Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review

@article{Daly2009DoesES,
  title={Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review},
  author={Anne Daly and Andrea Bialocerkowski},
  journal={European Journal of Pain},
  year={2009},
  volume={13}
}
CME Helping patients meet the challenge of complex regional pain syndrome
&NA; No conclusive test rules out or confirms the presence of CRPS, but greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of this disorder could result in earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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Appendices include current drafts of the Hamilton Inventory for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the associated user manual for the assessment tool.
Ultrasound Appearance of Forearm Muscles in 18 Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of the Upper Extremity
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TLDR
In physical therapy (PT) treatment of CRPS, treatment of the condition addresses the underlying cause of pain, which can be life-changing for the sufferer.
Rehabilitation of complex regional pain syndrome: evidence based or trial and error?
TLDR
Challenges in trying to implement timely and evidence-based rehabilitation techniques within the CRPS type I scenario are discussed and recent clinical and research advances that have sought to address some of these problems are considered.
Evidence based guidelines for complex regional pain syndrome type 1
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It is concluded that further research is needed into each of the therapeutic modalities discussed in the guidelines for treatment of CRPS-I, because of the extent of evidence found for therapeutic interventions found.
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Clinical definition and scientific understanding of CRPS are still evolving; however, both the clinical picture and therapeutic options are significantly influenced by a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system.
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