PreventionBy Mayo Clinic staff
The following measures may help you reduce the risk of developing complex regional pain syndrome:
- Taking vitamin C after a wrist fracture. Studies have shown that people who take daily vitamin C supplements after a wrist fracture have a lower risk of complex regional pain syndrome compared with those who don't take vitamin C.
- Early mobilization after a stroke. Some research suggests that people who get out of bed and walk around soon after a stroke (early mobilization) lower their risk of complex regional pain syndrome.
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