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Nonpainful sensations may include changes in temperature, itching, tingling, shock-like sensations, or perceived motion of the phantom limb. The limb may feel as if it is retracting into the stump in a phenomenon called telescoping
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Plantar fasciitis, Arthritis, Heel spurs, Stress fracture, Gout are few symptoms of heel and joint pain. There are various online sources available to get information on f…oot problems. Medfoot is one of the great resource, to get detailed information on foot problems
There are three different theories that people used to explain phantom pains 1) Stress and shock in the body caused phantom pains, along with ghosts. This theory was abandon…ed when more research was available. Reasons two and three are based on actual information. 2) Central cause: this means changes in the brain (specifically in the cortex/thalamus). Let me explain further, say your leg got severed. The area in your brain that was in charge of sending a stimulus to your leg because engulfed by other parts of the part, like for example the part of the brain responsible for sending a stimulus to your cheek. As a result, when a person who has lost their leg touches their cheek they feel their leg because the brain part responsible for leg movement is now entwined with the brain part responsible for cheek stimulus. 3) Although the leg is severed the cell body of the sensory neuron is still intact with the body and therefore can still send messages to the brain. There is still much research being done in this field and we still cannot explain why the brain changes. For more information you should read up on the body's nervous system.
The incidence of phantom limb pain is estimated in 50-80% of all amputees. Phantom limb sensation is more frequent and occurs in all amputees at some point.
The diagnosis of phantom limb is a clinical one. A history of previous limb amputation and the subsequent symptoms of abnormal sensations from the missing limb are key to the …diagnosis.
It is presumed to be due to central and peripheral nervous system reorganization as a response to injury.
Phantom limb pain is often considered to be a form of neuropathic pain, a group of pain syndromes associated with damage to nerves.
the term for abnormal sensations perceived from a previously amputated limb. The abnormal sensations may be painful or nonpainful in nature.
The lack of any sensory information being relayed by that nerve can cause pain transmission in the spinal cord to go into overdrive, as evidenced by the phantom limb pain expe…rienced by amputees.
Painful sensations include burning, throbbing, or stabbing in nature. Touching the remaining stump may elicit sensations from the phantom. The quality of the pain may change o…ver time and may not remain constant.
The abnormal "phantom" sensations and pain are usually located in the distal parts of the missing limb. Pain and tingling may be felt in the fingers and hand, and in the lower… limbs, in the toes and the feet.
First of all how old is your son, and the abdominal pain you are talking about may occur due to many reasons. It may be indigestion, constipation, gas, ulcers or lactose intol…erance. Can you explain properly that how much pain is he going through. Mostly indigestion also is the reason because small kids eat junk food anytime which leads them to this. I cannot assure you the exact reason now. But if it gets severe then please consult a doctor.
There are many resons for causing upper abdominal pain but the main reason for pain is due to gas or indigestion. However if there is cause of severe pain in upper abdomen the…n it may attribute due to different related problems like kidney, body wall, heart or liver. so it is better to consult specialist for proper treatment.
Pain in the lower back is often accompanied by leg pain. The two areas of pain, low back and leg, are often painful because in the lower back are found the five roots of the… sciatic nerve; the sciatic nerve begins from five different parts of the low back and runs down into the leg and extends all the way to the great toe in each leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve (as big around as your thumb) and it is also the longest. When pain develops in the sciatic nerve the pain can be terrible and it can cover any area or all areas of legs. Many times the muscle strain or arthritis that is causing low back pain will also affect the sciatic nerve were it begins in the low back. When this happens both areas can be effected with pain. Leg pain that arises from irritation of the sciatic nerve is called sciatica or sciatic neuritis.
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It occurs when a person feels pin in a limb that has been amputated.