6 doctors weighed in:

I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?

6 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Phantom pain

You are likely suffering from phantom pain, a syndrome that afflicts patients after limb amputation.
The syndrome is poorly understood but you do have some treatment options. You should seek a pain specialist with experience treating this syndrome.

In brief: Phantom pain

You are likely suffering from phantom pain, a syndrome that afflicts patients after limb amputation.
The syndrome is poorly understood but you do have some treatment options. You should seek a pain specialist with experience treating this syndrome.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Thank
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The pain from an amputation after a few years could be from a number of different problems.
You need to be evaluated by the surgeon that did the amputation. There are options for this and you do not have to be in pain.

In brief: Depends

The pain from an amputation after a few years could be from a number of different problems.
You need to be evaluated by the surgeon that did the amputation. There are options for this and you do not have to be in pain.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
945K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors