Complications Of Disease
Without rapid treatment, CRPD can quickly progress, leaving the patient with even more signs and symptoms; some that may be crippling.
Atrophy is one complication that should be of great concern. This is where your muscle tissue wastes away for lack of use. Atrophy makes moving the limbs difficult because they are so stiff. In addition to the muscles atrophying, the bones and skin may do so as well.
The other complication that should be taken notice of is contracture. This tightening of the muscles can lead to the fingers and hands and feet and toes to contract and stay in a fixed position for good.