Pain and discomfort


Most people experience pain and discomfort after an amputation. In most people, the pain gradually decreases and gradually decreases. Below you will also find information on pain relief after amputation.

Individual treatment and good help are important

There are individual variations and individual assessment and adaptation of the form of treatment is therefore important.

Contact Momentum or talk to your physiotherapist, GP and ask for a referral to a pain clinic

Phantom pain

Removal of a body part causes the signals that the brain receives from the body to change and causes one to feel pain / discomfort from the body part that no longer exists. This is normal and is called phantom pain. Phantom pain is experienced differently and usually decreases gradually, but not always.

Blunt pain and nerve pain

You may also experience blunt pain or nerve pain. These pains often diminish or disappear over time and once you start using the prosthesis.

Relief of pain

Some people have more or less persistent pain and there is no definitive answer on how pain is experienced or relieved.

Some find physiotherapy soothing, others benefit from TNS (transcutaneous nerve stimulation), acupuncture, relaxation, hypnosis, medication, healing and / or listening to music on headphones because then the brain will “listen to the music instead of the pain”.

Some people find it helpful to change position on the arm or leg, stretch or increase activity somewhat.

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