Different Sensations

Sensations in your phantom limb may be inconsistent. These feelings might not necessarily be painful – they can be quite pleasant. You may feel a mild tingling, stronger pins and needles, and occasionally more painful sensations. You may also experience itchiness, tightness, burning, numbness, coldness, or be certain that your limb is still there and you can wriggle toes or move fingers.

You could feel that the missing hand or foot is gradually getting closer to your stump. If this happens, the phantom limb may slowly get shorter and finally disappear.

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