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RSD Sufferer To Compete In Commonwealth Games


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Affects Ability To Stand
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Affects Ability To Stand

Paralympic archery champion Danielle Brown, from Yorkshire, and sufferer of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), has won a historic spot on England’s Archery team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She recently set a new world record while winning her second consecutive gold medal last month in the Para-Archery World Championships in the Czech Republic.

She clinched her spot on the 12 person English team by finishing second in the women’s compound match behind Nicky Hunt during a two day selection shoot. She will be competing for England together with teammate Alison Williamson, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist.

“I am really happy,” she said. “I did not think that I would even make it as far as this qualifying event so to be selected for the Commonwealth Games team is fantastic.” The syndrome that afflicts the courageous archer, RSD, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is an extremely painful chronic condition that leaves its sufferers in constant pain.

At Nadrich & Cohen we have qualified RSD specialists who are experienced in defending the rights of our clients diagnosed with RSD. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with the disease contact an experienced RSD lawyer now at 1.800.718.4658.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Makes Standing Difficult

Brown must shoot while propped on a stool because her reflex sympathetic dystrophy causes her constant, chronic pain in her feet and affects her ability to stand. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a debilitating condition whose origins can be difficult to pinpoint. The syndrome most often shows up following an acute injury to a joint or limb, though it can also appear with no obvious causal event.

In the beginning stages of RSD, pain and swelling from the injury do not subside, they get worse, spreading from the site of the injury to other parts of the limb, or to other areas of the body. The RSD sufferer’s skin in the affected areas is painfully sensitive to touch and the affected area is often red and abnormally warm due to alterations in blood flow caused by the syndrome. At the The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are RSD specialists well versed in the complications associated with RSD, contact an RSD lawyer today at 1.800.718.4658 click here RSD for more information.

The brave 22 year old Brown is the first Paralympian to compete for England in an able bodied event at any Commonwealth Games. “It’s amazing – the caliber of Paralympic athletes is so high and to have been recognized in a relatively low profile sport is really great,” she said.

Brown Was Teen When Diagnosed With RSD

Danielle was a teenager when she was first diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy RSD.  In Danielle’s case the RSD affects her legs and feet to the extent that she cannot remain standing for long periods. Before she developed RSD Danielle was an active multi-sport athlete.

She won her first Paralympics World Championship in Korea in 2007.  She went on to win the Gold Medal in the Bejing Paralympics in 2008. In addition to being a World and Olympic Champion, she is a law student at the University of Leicester.

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Danielle Brown is an inspiration for the disabled as well as the able bodied. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with RSD please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, call and speak with an RSD specialist  at 1.800.718.4658.

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