RSD Hero – Delaney Michaels

by Emily

Delaney’s story begins like many other childeren and teenagers who get RSD / CRPS.  In May of 2006 as she was finishing 6th grade she had a bee sting on the bottom of her foot that got infected, she sprained an ankel playing soccer and developed strep throat.

Soon after she started having a pain in her hip that moved to her feet and then to her knees.  Her skin became so sensitive that the slightes touch caused pain.  As is common with these cases, her doctors were not sure what she had and prescribed light physical therapy.

Her RSD pain became so intense that she had to be carried to physical therapy by her parents.

Finally in 2007 she was diagnosed by Dr. David D. Sherry, director of clinical rheumatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Delaney made incredible progress in Dr. Sherry’s program.  Read the rest of Delaney’s story here.

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Rose January 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Dr. Sherry has a new video available for families and healthcare professionals. The new website address is and there is a ton of information on the website about CRPS/RSD in children and teens. Including the different hospitals around the US where you can receive this treatment.

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