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Complex regional pain syndrome

What is complex regional pain syndrome? Professor Karen Rodham explains this poorly-understood condition and provides information on the causes, diagnoses and treatment and self-management options available to people living with it.

If you would like to know more about the sources of evidence consulted for this publication here.

Please note that this leaflet is currently out of stock, and is still available for download.

More Information on CRPS


  • Burning Nights: a UK charity that raises awareness of CRPS:
  • CRPS UK: a patient led charity, raising awareness and supporting people with CRPS through experience, understanding and education:
  • CRPS Network UK: a research network made up of a number of UK NHS trusts and academic institutions with an interest in CRPS. One of its main aims is to raise awareness and understanding of CRPS among health professionals, patients and the general public:
  • Relate: an organisation which aims to help couples to find a way through any difficulties they may be facing in their relationship:


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Karen Rodham is Professor of Health Psychology at the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research. She designed and then led the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome psychology service for adults at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases for six years.