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How would handle phantom pain from an amputated body part?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Phantom Limb
It is quite common for amputees to experience sensations on the removed limb.
Many times it is pains, for others, it can feel different (itching for example). A study reported in nejm found that using a mirror to 'visualize' the removed body part actually helped resolve those sensations. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmc071927. No matter what, discuss things with your doctor or surgeon.

In brief: Phantom Limb
It is quite common for amputees to experience sensations on the removed limb.
Many times it is pains, for others, it can feel different (itching for example). A study reported in nejm found that using a mirror to 'visualize' the removed body part actually helped resolve those sensations. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmc071927. No matter what, discuss things with your doctor or surgeon.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: See below
There are no blood tests or xrays mris etc that need to be done.
The diagnosis is established by the person's history and physical examination. The treatment includes various desensitization techniques such as tapping the limb, massage, using a prosthesis as well as various medications designed to dampen overactive nerves.

In brief: See below
There are no blood tests or xrays mris etc that need to be done.
The diagnosis is established by the person's history and physical examination. The treatment includes various desensitization techniques such as tapping the limb, massage, using a prosthesis as well as various medications designed to dampen overactive nerves.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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