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What is phantom limb pain?

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After you have part of your arm or leg amputated, there’s a chance you could feel pain in the limb that’s no longer there. This is known as phantom limb pain. It’s most common in arms and legs, but some people will feel it when they have other body parts removed, such as a breast.

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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