Originally Posted by Trfielder
Just new to all this. Had carpel tunnel surg beginning of jan. now have crps was getting better now on a downhill slide for 3weeks can't get in to see specialist for possibly months. Not on meds yet. Seeing gp tomorrow for lyrica. Any advice. Hand staying in curled finger position
I am sorry to hear you have CRPS. Am I understanding correctly that you
had surgery in Jan of this year 2012. Have the doctors told you, you have
CRPS. I am sure other members will add comments but I am concerned by
your comments you think it will be months before you can see a specialist.
It is critical with CRPS you start treatment since early treatment gives the
best chances of getting CRPS into remission. Physical thearpy the mainstay,
but not to much and not to little, and of course the usual medications. Never,
never use ice on your CRPS hand since ice can make the condition worse.
It is possible for you to meet with a physical therapist who is well versed in
CRPs and get going on that at least, as well as standard meds. You can just
call around to medical centers and ask how much experience they have had
with working with CRPS.
Please keep us udpated as to how you are doing. We all care and we are
all hoping the best outcome for you.