For this event The Virtual Run Challenge has directly partnered with ComplexTruths Inc. to help bring awareness and to help for a cure for CRPS. CRPS is actually the most painful disease known to humans. According to the McGill Pain Index which is used to rate all pain diseases, events and disorders against one another, CRPS comes in at the top at 42 out of 50 (by a large margin) and it’s not subjective.
It is a disease of the NERVOUS SYSTEMS (Central, Sympathetic, Enteric & Autonomous) that can happen to any one, after any injury, at any time. CRPS is more common in women over 40 with a history of migraine, or other injuries but affects children (as young as three), and men.
It normally starts after an injury to a limb, such as a sports injury, like tearing an ACL, spraining an ankle, injuring a shoulder or getting elbow surgery – but not always. It can happen after ANY injury to the body, anywhere, including heart attack, stroke, all surgeries of any type, getting poked by a needle or thorn of a rose, or stubbing your toe.
This virtual 5k challenge is set to take place during the month of November which is the national awareness month.