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Ankle injury, severe case of RSD, have neurostimulator in thigh to buttocks. Recovery time?

My name is Jennifer and I broke my ankle and heel and now I have a severe case of RSD/crps m?y doctor says. I have a neurostimulator put in my thigh and battery pack in my top buttocks wires tunneled through my buttocks to my thigh. I still have to go to pt in 3 weeks. I am a certified pharmacy technician that requires 10-11 days on my feet . what is your thoughts of me being able to return to work? Its still not helping alot yet.
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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I have studied your case.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is common after injury which can lead to hardness.
RDS needs prolonged multimodal treatment,
Tryptomer, and calcium channel blockers will help you.
Take them consulting your doctor.

If you are not getting relief with medication then sympathetic block can be done.

Many of my patients find relief with yoga, pranayama, meditation and sudarshan kriya.
So you can also do that to improve your treatment results.
Do continue physiotherapy.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 5 Jun 2014
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