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  • Phantom Limb Pain

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    Phantom limb pain (PLP) affects many individuals who have had a limb amputated. Individuals can experience pain in the residual limb, phantom sensations, and phantom limb pain. Pain in the residual limb is defined as pain at the site of an extremity amputation. This means the individual feels pain just above or at the location of the amputation (Hill, 1999). This type of pain is most common in the early post-amputation phase. Phantom sensations are defined as any sensation of the missing limb except

  • Essay On Phantom Limb Pain

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    Phantom limb pain is the most fascinating phenomenon I have read about in the health field so far. The concept is crazy to imagine on your own body. The first time I have ever heard of phantom limb pain was in the first session of this Honors class, and I remember sitting in my chair shocked that this could possibly be a real experience for some. Most of the readings discussed various surveys and the prevalence of phantom limb pain in amputees; the sky-high rates astounded me, especially being

  • What Is Phantom Limb Pain?

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    two thirds of amputees develop phantom limb pain (PLP). For this reason, there is much needed research to find an effective way to relieve this type of pain. Unlike any other pain such as nociceptive pain, phantom pain is tricky to treat with medication. There are other studies that have been done using mirror therapy and showed its significances in reducing phantom pain. However, there seem to be lack of research in the comparison in the effectivity of pain reduction with using pharmaceuticals versus

  • Phantom Limb Pain Summary

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    phantom limb pain, including the psychological and physiological causes, effects and the treatment options for phantom limb pain. When a limb is lost whether to traumatic amputation, disease, surgical amputation, or a congenital defect the amputee may experience sensations that the affected limb is still present. Some of the most common sensations that an amputee can experience are tingling, throbbing, piercing, pins and needles, resulting in what is perceived as pain in the missing limb. The exact

  • Phantom Limbs, Phantom Pain, And The Essay

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    Phantom Limbs, Phantom Pain, And The "I-Function" The so-called "I-function" which describes the brain's sense of self takes on interesting connotations when discussing phantom limbs and associated phantom pain. The loss of an arm or leg through amputation is not an easy experience to endure, and is even more difficult when the patient begins to feel sensations in their now missing limb. These feelings, sometimes referred to as "stump hallucination", is the subjective sensation, not arising

  • Helping Phantom Limb Pain Essay

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    Helping Phantom Limb Pain Over the years scientists have noted many complaints of a strange form of pain called phantom limb pain. This pain is strange because it is located in an appendage that no longer exists. By many of the amputees the pain is described as totally unbearable. Phantom limb pain has even driven some victims crazy. For the amputee population this is a very real problem that definitely needs to be solved. After James Peacock had his right arm amputated last December, he

  • Phantom Limb Pain Case Study

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     Phantom Limb Pain Pain originating from the missing limb is known as phantom limb pain. The agony is frequently portrayed as a cramping or twisted stance of the missing limb. The sensations happen quickly after surgery, or years after it.  Tissue Necrosis Poor tissue perfusion leads to ischemia and necrosis.  Wounds and Infection Infection at surgical site after amputation is common and can have negative effects on healing, Risk factors for a stump infection include diabetes mellitus, old age

  • Case Study Of Phantom Pain ( Phantom Limb Pain ( PLP )

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    Phantom pain (Phantom limb pain [PLP]) PLP is one of those strange afflictions of the human body which can be caused by a number of instances. Although surgery and the removal of limbs, hence the name, are the primary and most common way of developing PLP, there are numerous other ways which can bring PLP on, albeit not in as severe ways; these ways include, but are not limited to Touch, Urination or defecation, Sexual intercourse, Angina, Cigarette smoking, Changes in barometric pressure, Herpes

  • Effects of Toning Shoes on Lower Extremity Gait Biomechanics by Brian Horsak and Arnold Baca

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    In the article titled, “Effects of toning shoes on lower extremity gait biomechanics” by Brian Horsak and Arnold Baca, it discusses whether the athlete needs specific tone shoes to promote muscle activity in the lower limbs. Advertisements and new technology constantly push for the best athletic shoe in the market, a shoe that promotes stability, activity, support and reduction of injuries. This article conducts research to test whether athletic shoes help aid the athlete. One of the shoes that is

  • Complication of Amputation and Edema

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    Title Here Amputation is the general term describing a condition of disability resulting from the deliberate surgical removal of a part of the body, a limb, or part of a limb (Bowker & Michael, 1992). Limb loss can be a congenital condition, the result of traumatic injury, or a surgical procedure to treat disease (Clawson, 2009). Clawson posits that the majority of amputations in the United States are the result of vascular disease caused by diabetes (p. 393). In cases of traumatic amputation, adjustment

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