Both types of complex regional pain syndrome result in the same collection of symptoms, which can vary from person to person. Possible signs and symptoms of CPRS include:

  • Continuous pain or burning in the affected area
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Skin color changes
  • Skin texture changes
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Joint stiffness

For some, these symptoms are only temporary and eventually go away over time or with treatment. For others, the symptoms of CRPS last for months or years at a time.

As the condition progresses, you might notice the limb affected by CRPS becoming cold and pale. It can eventually affect your hair and fingernails, too. Soon, the symptoms may spread to another limb.