Phantom limb, also known as phantom limb pain or syndrome, is something others find difficult to understand but is common among amputees. A qualified prosthetist, along with a mental health professional, will help an amputee suffering from phantom limb pain. Here is what it is and some ways in which phantom limb can be treated.
Amputation is a personal trauma that all amputees process differently. When looking for where to have a prosthetic made, a support group can be of assistance. In trying times after an amputation, confiding in people who have had similar experiences can be both comforting and wildly informative. Listening to recollections of personal experiences can give you insights into the prosthetic and orthotic world not offered anywhere else.