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How can I avoid phantom pain with my prosthesis?

People who have lost limbs often report pain in the missing limb. These pains are referred to as phantom pains and could be caused by an ill-fitting prosthesis. See a prosthetist to adjust the fit of your artificial limb. Sometimes phantom pain is caused by other issues such as a skin infection at the end of the stump. Take good care of the stump and talk to a doctor about all your treatment options for any pain.

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