Phantom pain is when it feels as though there is pain coming from a body part that is no longer there, such as a hand or foot that has been amputated. This phantom pain affects between 43% and 79% of amputees long-term. Unfortunately, treatment of phantom limb pain is challenging. Multiple treatments may be combined […]
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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, describes chronic pain in a limb after some sort of injury. The pain is abnormal or excessive compared to how you would expect to respond to a typical injury. This pain can feel like burning, tingling, or pressure, and can be accompanied by swelling, […]
Those who experience chronic pain may feel discouraged from exercising because they are concerned that pushing themselves too far will result in a flare up of their pain. This can lead to habitual aversion to exercise that becomes a lifestyle. This sedative lifestyle is counterproductive because exercise can actually help to reduce the effects of […]