Phantom pain is common among amputees. It is the sensation that pain is coming from the missing part of a limb. Phantom pain is believed to be linked to the brain and nervous system. Damaged nerves near the site of the amputation may also be responsible for the pain. The pain may feel like a stabbing, burning, or throbbing sensation. In some cases, it may feel as if the missing part is being squeezed.

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