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What is causalgia?

Causalgia is an intense burning pain and sensitivity to touch that occurs in the arm, hand or foot. It is usually caused when a large nerve in the affected area is injured. If you experience any of the signs of causalgia, you should speak to your doctor right away. Causalgia is an old name for this condition; it is now often called complex regional pain syndrome, type 2.

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