This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment. The French version of this pamphlet 1788, "Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)", is also available.