I've recently been diagnosed with CRPS (after surgery on my foot in Aug 16)
I don't have constant crippling pain like I've read that some of you have on here.
It started about 2 weeks after surgery. It was like a burning thunderstorm in the skin on the top of my foot. Crackling away.
When the doctor went to remove my cast he touched my foot and I jumped out of my seat in agony. Just the lightest touch hurt.
6 months on, and my foot is still very sensitive. It has a kind of numb feeling, and I really don't like it being touched. Anything brushing against it is uncomfortable. Putting socks on etc is horrible.
The colour is often purple or mottled. I get stinging shooting pains which really hurt - and I never know when they will happen.
It feels uncomfortable all of the time, but not painful. It's only painful when things like water from the shower hits it - or if I brush it against a cushion by mistake.
Is this normal for CRPS? Is it likely to get worse? I feel like it's gotten worse over the past few days... there's a patch on the side on my foot that seems to be getting darker which I'm a bit worried about.
I'm trying to figure out where I stand with this condition.
Any advice or knowledge would be appreciated. Thanks!