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What does phantom limb pain feel like?

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Phantom limb pain may feel like it’s:

Aside from pain, you may also sense other feelings from a body part that’s no longer there:

  • Burning
  • Shooting
  • Pins and needles
  • Twisting
  • Crushing
  • An electric shock
  • Movement
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Vibration

From: What Is Phantom Limb Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Encyclopedia Britannica: “Phantom Limb Syndrome.”

Cleveland Clinic: “5 Ways to Deal With Phantom Limb Pain After Amputation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Phantom Pain.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Encyclopedia Britannica: “Phantom Limb Syndrome.”

Cleveland Clinic: “5 Ways to Deal With Phantom Limb Pain After Amputation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Phantom Pain.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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