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    Old 05-31-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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    Phantom Pain

    Good Morning,

    I had a ray amputation of my right index finger in 1989
    I adapted and continued to do mechanical work.
    Never had a problem.
    In the past 4 or so months I have started to have phantom pain from the finger. Burning sensations in what would be the first joint after the knuckle, twitching, and the sensation it is moving.
    Starting to keep me up at night

    Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?


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    Old 06-05-2015, 07:42 AM   #2
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    Re: Phantom Pain

    hi Mike,
    maybe the nerve ends have formed a neuroma. i have some at an amp site and they said if they get too large it may require surgery. is it more noticable when you are working or when you are relaxing? i am a AE arm amp and used to take Gabapentin to ease phantom pain; it worked and let me get to sleep.

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