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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Limb Pain (Overview)

Limb pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the arms or legs. This can be caused by injury, infection, or other problems that affect the skin, nerves, muscles, bones, and joints.


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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
69 doctors shared insights

Limb Pain (Overview)

Limb pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the arms or legs. This can be caused by injury, infection, or other problems that affect the skin, nerves, muscles, bones, and joints.


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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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How can phantom limb pain be treated?

How can phantom limb pain be treated?

Drugs: From a pharmacotherapeutic standpoint, phantom pain can be treated with Neurontin (gabapentin) ot Lyrica (pregabalin) for fairly good results. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more