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How can complex regional pain syndrome after hand injury be treated?

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Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Question: hi, I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome after a fall last year that resulted in a hand injury. I've done nerve blocks, OT, PT, etc, with limited relief. I am wondering if there is anything else I should be trying?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Short course of steroids can be tried.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. At this point, you could try a short course (8-12 weeks) of oral steroids. It helps many patients and is safe too. In my patients, I often prescribe prednisolone 60-80 mg/day.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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How can complex regional pain syndrome after hand injury be treated?

Brief Answer: Short course of steroids can be tried. Detailed Answer: Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you. I have noted your clinical details. At this point, you could try a short course (8-12 weeks) of oral steroids. It helps many patients and is safe too. In my patients, I often prescribe prednisolone 60-80 mg/day. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist XXXX