The Erythromelalgia Association has as its mission to identify, educate, and support those suffering EM’s painful symptoms; to help fund research leading to a cure for this rare disorder; to raise public awareness of EM; and to educate healthcare practitioners to recognize and diagnose EM. TEA places a special emphasis on helping identify, educate, support and assist those individuals who do not have access to the Internet. Because most physicians are NOT familiar with erythromelalgia symptoms and/or treatment there is a great need to educate the medical community as well.