Phantom pain after an amputation

After an amputation, many people still feel the limb that is no longer there. This can be expressed in various ways, such as pain, itching or other sensations on or in the missing limb. These sensations are referred to as phantom sensations. If these sensations are painful, we refer to this as phantom pain.

Read everything about phantom pain, the treatment and possible causes. In this context we also explain the difference between phantom sensations, residual limb pain and phantom pain.

What is mirror therapy? And more importantly: does it help to reduce phantom pain? Learn more about it.