[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The onset of RSD symptoms will vary from patient to patient. It ca involve both sides of the body in up to one-half of all people suffering through RSD, and there are several stages with symptoms that include, but are not limited to:
Acute (three to six months):
If X-rays are administered, it is possible they will present with changes of patchy bone thinning. The thinning of bones, also known as osteoporosis, is not exclusively an indicator of RSD but it can be the first step in confirmation of the condition.
Dystrophic (three to six months):
– Shiny skin.
– Thickening skin.
– Skin contracture with pain.
– Reduced swelling and flushing.
Atrophic (three to six months):
– Loss of motion in the involved hand or foot.
– Thinning of the fatty layers directly under the skin.
– Osteoporosis will be highly visible in all X-rays.
There is no single test to confirm RSD/CRPS. Diagnosis is based on the affected person’s medical history and signs and symptoms that match the definition. It is important to understand that several other conditions can cause a host of similar symptoms, meaning careful examination is vital.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]