Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a condition causing various symptoms such as burning pain and swelling of an extremity, warmth, sweating, skin flushing or discoloration and shiny skin. It is also called complex regional pain syndrome or causalgia. It may be triggered by various conditions such as arthritis, injury, surgery, shingles, nerve entrapment, brain conditions such as stroke and certain drugs. RSDS is best treated in the early stages.