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AWARENESS: CRPS / RSD Article on The Huffington Post

December 10, 2010

I am always grateful to see stories about CRPS / RSD that reach a large audience. Jim Moret, Huffington Post contributor and Chief Correspondent, “Inside Edition,” Attorney and Author of “The Last Day of My Life” writes about his young sons battle with CRPS / RSD.

It’s been nearly two years since our son’s debilitating and excruciating pain in his left foot was first diagnosed as CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as RSD, Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy. The condition is a little known and difficult to diagnose nerve injury, where simply put, a nerve is stuck in the “on” position, sending signals of intense pain to the brain. His first bout with CRPS kept him bedridden for six weeks. He was unable to touch his foot without experiencing knife-like pain. I fashioned a foam pillow to keep his foot suspended safely out of harm’s way, but the pain itself was insufferable and unending.

Read the whole story at The Huffington Post

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