|Help those with RSD/CRPS at the
Achilles Walk for Hope and Possibility in NYC
If you can't walk but want to help, you can help raise funds by sponsoring a walker. Visit http://rsds.org/
What is RSDA? Simply put, it is a rather rare condition, affecting about 200,000 people each year, in which the body processes pain signals incorrectly, making one feel pain when it is nothing painful. It may be caused by abnormal inflammation or nerve dysfunction, but researchers are aggressively studying it in the hopes of understanding it more and finding a cure. It usually starts with a trauma to the body which causes the body to process pain signals differently.
As an example, to some with RSD, raindrops falling on one's arm feels like thumbtacks. A gentle breeze can also cause pain. RSD is a chronic disease often affected by weather. There is no cure, and sufferers are usually on medication daily to combat the pain, which can be every day or episodic. Different physical therapies, biofeedback exercises and other methods are used to bring comfort. Some suffer for years while for others it is a lifelong affliction. Some people do not achieve pain relief even with help and a small percentage of RSDA/CRPS pain sufferers will take their own lives. Learn more here:
“Whether you are walking or cheering for a family member, the Achilles Walk is an incredible, powerful morning for everyone. People have come in a wheelchair one year and then returned and walked the 5-mile course a year later! Others participate virtually in their hometowns and raise much needed awareness. Don’t miss it” – Jim Broatch, Executive Vice President and Director of RSDSA
“I’m looking forward to meeting the people I’ve been talking to on Facebook for the last 2 ½ years. I’m also looking forward to meeting other people who have CRPS, whether they’re professionals or everyday people like me” -Andrea B. Join RSDSA on June 26, 2016 in New York City’s Central Park.
To join Team RSDSA for this event, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/rsds/2016-achilles-walk.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact RSDSA immediately.
Editor's Note: This article was written in honor of Pamela Curry.