Yes Cattys I bruise very easily now, even lumps at times on my chins from hitting cupboard doors softly. I also get these red marks when scratched, like when itching my arm the next morning I have these blood spots and no I don't scratch hard. If I wear a watch, under the watch part I get those red/blood marks under. I now have a watch that is a key chain, and have a sponge thing on a stick for itching so those red spotches arn't so bad.
In our paper today there was a write up about chronic pain, not one mention of RSD only joint or bad back chronic pain. I emailed the person who wrote it telling him about RSD and how I'd love it if I onl;y had bad back chronic pain it doesn't cause other problems as RSD does.
Yes, yes and yes!! I get bruises on my knees and I don't even remember doing anything to them. As we all know, I would remember hitting them if I did. I hope you're doing better than you were a couple of weeks ago.
Cattys I can't wear rings either, I took of my mothers ring for my surgery. Then tried to wear it in my good hand a few months after surgery/RSD and I got blisters/red all around. It is my mothers engangement and wedding rings, it kills me not being able to wear them. I have worn them on my right hand for 15 yrs, now forget it.
My RSD knee/leg bruises easily. These bruises can be small or large and painful or non-painful. My RSD knee/leg also bruises easily when I apply a light massage to it. I never injured my knee/leg before the bruises appeared, so the bruises cannot be explained by injuries.
I have noticed that cuts and scrapes take a long, long time to heal on my left leg/foot, which is where my RSD is. Do any of you find that healing time has increased on the areas of your body that are affected by the RSD?
I too easily bruise, or if I over-scratch an area on my leg/foot, that it will turn into an open wound/soar.
[This message has been edited by savysac (edited 09-15-2003).]