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Question: RSD and surgery

 Reed0110 - Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:36 pm

I had my left achilles tendon repaired and reattached 11/10/2008. 3 months later I was diagnosed with RSD. Long recovery to say the least. Currently my symptoms are mininal. However, I am going to have to have surgery on my right achilles tendon due to a large heel spur. I need some advice on ways to help prevent a recurrance of the RSD (it has already spread to the right foot after an injury last August). Thanks
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:26 am

User avatar Hello,
RSD also now termed chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can be prevented by early mobilization (stroke patients) and in fracture or surgical repair patients - Vitamin C.

Studies have shown a reduction in the incidence of CRPS with Vit C doses ranging from 500 -1500mg per day.

Take care.

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