EKJ Announces 2nd Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk

The Law Office of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Second Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk benefiting the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA), to be held next Saturday, September 9th.

Bring your family and friends, wear comfortable walking shoes, and learn more about this little known, progressive disease and the families affected by it.

2nd Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk

Edelman, Krasin & Jaye hopes you will join us for the 2nd Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk – a wonderful opportunity to meet others affected by Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). There will be speakers, educational materials, crafts for the whole family, and a BBQ!

Help promote public awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome while getting some exercise! Registration is available on the day of the walk, starting at 8AM.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Dogwood Field in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY (at the corner of Merrick Ave and Hempstead Turnpike)
Recommendations: Participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets and portable chairs

About Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome is characterized by chronic pain (lasting more than six months), which usually affects one limb. While the cause of this disorder isn’t fully understood, it is believed that damage to the nervous system and peripheral nerves – which sometimes occurs during injury – is a contributing factor.

The main symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy include severe, constant pain that can range from a “pins and needles” feeling to a sharp, burning sensation. The pain can affect an entire leg or arm, and may even spread to another limb. People who suffer from CRPS may also experience blotchy skin, changes in skin temperature, or experience swelling of the afflicted limb, triggered by abnormal circulation in the area.

If not diagnosed and treated early, this disorder can progress rapidly, resulting in further complications such as tissue wasting (atrophy) and painful muscle contractures, where the hand or fingers remain in a fixed position.

CRPS also impacts the immune system, sparking higher than normal levels of inflammatory chemicals that cause swelling, warmth and redness common in many patients. CRPS is more common in women than men, and in individuals who have other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

The symptoms of CRPS can vary wildly in terms of their severity, with some people experiencing long-term disability. Additional research is needed to understand the underlying causes of this often-debilitating disease, how it progresses, and the best forms of early treatment.

For more information about the Second Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk, go to:  https://www.firstgiving.com/rsds/long-island-walk-2017 .

The entire legal team at EKJ thanks you all for your support of this very worthy cause.  We look forward to seeing you next weekend!

Additional Resources on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:

  1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet
  2. Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/basics/coping-support/con-20022844