A complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic disease that can be influenced more specifically caused by many factors. Subsequently it leads to inflammatory and very painful disorders of joints and tissues. The final state is often the complete stiffening of the affected joints.
Complex regional pain syndrome describes an illness that results from trauma, an operation, or infection and produces long-term symptoms in the affected limbs, due to blood circulation problems, edema, skin changes, pain, and limited functions. Disorders of the vegetative nervous system, hormonal dysregulations and psychosomatic disorders, but also traumas, infections or nerve damage can cause a reflex sympathetic syndrome. It is a chronic condition, and the treatment is difficult and lengthy. The final state is often the stiffening of an affected joint.
The complex regional pain syndrome progresses in three stages that cause different symptoms. In stage one, pain, swelling, bluish coloring of the skin and temperature disturbances of the affected body parts are the main symptoms. In stage two, the swelling decreases, skin and soft tissue become thin and form back (atrophy), bones decalcify and adhesions of the joints lead to serious restrictions of mobility. Stage three is the final stage with complete atrophy of skin, muscles, fat tissues and stiffening of joints.
The therapy depends on the stage of the illness. In stage one, the affected area will be immobilised and prescribes anti-inflammatory medication and medication to increase blood flow, stage two requires intensive physical and physiotherapeutic measures to keep the mobility restrictions to a minimum. It is important not to go beyond the patient’s pain threshold. Stage three requires physiotherapy as well.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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