Care recipient (cr) with a below the knee amputation experiences the painful sensation that the amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body the technical term for this is phantom limb syndrone

Try: Perform massage on the stump as a form of pain management applying a heating pad on the amputated site will help reduce phantom pain encourage the cr to perform relaxation and deep breathing exercises encourage regular use of compression stockings to decrease phantom limb syndrone help the cr manage phantom limb syndrone by tapping gently rubbing and desensitizing the amputated site

Materials: Lubricant heating pads compression stockings

Categories: Medical Physical

Information: Phantom limb syndrone is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb even an organ like the appendix is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts approximately 60 to 80 of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations in their amputated limb and the majority of the sensations are painful phantom limb pain is usually intermittent the frequency and intensity of attacks usually declines with time phantom sensations may also occur after the removal of body parts other than the limbs breast removal tooth extraction and so on

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Keywords: Amputation imaginary limbs pain management

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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