crps had it for a year now

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i had a cast put on aug 18 2015. the cast was only on for three weeks, than the hand doctor said it was heal, i was 54 years old. i got crps for the cast. has anyone else had a cast on for only 3 weeks. sandy in arizona 

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    Hi Sandy

    3 weeks doesn't sound like a long time.. Which bone was fractured?

    I'm assuming the CRPS was a result of the injury to your wrist /hand? How did you hurt it?

    Unless the cast was causing trauma to your hand..I'm sorry you've developed this awful disease.. How are your symptoms now?

    Hope you feel better soon

    Andrea (Canada)

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      hi Andrea

      They said it was my wrist.  I fell at work on all fours, I am left handed .They took a x-ray said it was fracture, but couldnt put a cast on cause the bone is floating around, so they put a cast on for 1 week, and told me to come but after a week. first cast didnt hurt at all. After  week came back to habnd specialist took the cast off, took a x-way said it was fracture at my wrist, put a cast on for two week told me to come back. Once the second cast came on, my hand started to hurt really bad, they pulled mythumb way out. After alot of pain 2 week later took off the cast and x-ray it and said fracture has heal.. 1 year and 3 month I am in pain and cant move my left hand. After 1 year and 3 months worker comp release me and said I am on maintance now,   I cant lift over 1 pound and mymhand hurts all the time and I can barely make a fist.

       

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    Sandy,

         Hi my name is Eva, I know it's according to which bone is broke as to how long they leave it on but I think at very minimal it's at least 6 weeks that it takes for a bone to heal. Which bone was it or did they tell you ? I'm sorry about this horrible disease that you now have to deal with. Why didn't they fix it with surgery if you had a bone floating ? That doesn't make any sense, as I would think that a bone floating would be considered a displaced facture. Please keep updated on what happens with you and I will keep you in my prayers. We all need all the help we can get these days.

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    Back in 2013 I broke my leg and was put in a cast for it. We think that it might have been the cause of me getting crps. My leg that was broken was at first affected by it, now my whole left side of my body is. I can say that even though I'm 15 now, crps has given me a different perspective on life and even though its made my life incredibly hard, I'm happy for having it because it made me a stronger person spiritualy then before I was daignosed with it. David in Michigan

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    hi sandy.....I'm so sorry you are dealing with this.  I too had a wrist fracture and ended up with crps.  Hopefully your doctor has sent you to therapy to get the movement back.  It's a long, slow process.  If not, inquire about physical therapy.  I had one mishap after another until finding the right orthopedic doctor who recognized crps.  I am in therapy 5 days a week and am seeing a pain management doctor.  I hope you find some answers.

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    Hi sandy05870,

    I am 15 years old and living with CRPS from the neck down, I have also had 5 spinal surgeries in the past 6 months. Beleive it or not the CRPS started in my left ankle when i sprained it and because i live in the middle of nowhere in Australia I wasn't reffered to a pain speciallist before it spread to the rest of my body (except for the face). I was in a cast for 8 weeks for a sprain and small fracture and then in a moon boot for 6 months before they realised what was wrong.

    Hope you feel better soonsmile

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    Hi Sandy

    sorry to hear of your CRPS.  Yes,  I broke my wrist two years ago and also had a plaster for three weeks and ended up with CRPS.  I have found physiotherapy was the best thing.  I can't say I am completely pain free but it is manageable and it doesn't ruin my life, although I do get very tired.

    a positive attitude and a good physiotherapist are what you need.  Good luck!

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