SETP 08 OF 10

EXERCISE

Exercise not to be confused with therapy is essential to continued independence regarding whether you are or are not living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Provided you have spoken with your doctor and there is no injury causing the pain you are experiencing making an exercise program a part of your routine can aid in keeping the painful limb or body part moving. It is possible for occupational therapy to help the individual learn new ways to work and perform daily tasks.

Exercise can improve blood flow and lessen the circulatory symptoms, as well as, improving the affected limb’s flexibility, strength, and function. Rehabilitating the affected limb may help to prevent or reverse the secondary brain changes associated with chronic pain. Understanding there is a difference now within your body you are aware of you should be mindful to not over exercise, slow and steady wins this race.

RESOURCES:

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet

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