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Why do splinters hurt so much ?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management

In brief: Sensitivity

Typically splinters occur in areas (hands) and layers of your skin rich in nerve supply, irritation of these nerves can be quite painful.

In brief: Sensitivity

Typically splinters occur in areas (hands) and layers of your skin rich in nerve supply, irritation of these nerves can be quite painful.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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In brief: Location

We usually get splinters on our fingers.
On our fingers are probably the highest concentration of nerve endings on our bodies. This translates into increased pain. That may be the best explanation.

In brief: Location

We usually get splinters on our fingers.
On our fingers are probably the highest concentration of nerve endings on our bodies. This translates into increased pain. That may be the best explanation.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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