Blog

Phantom Limb Pain

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Atlanta GA Orthopaedic Surgeon

Did you watch the Olympics last month? When the closing ceremony happened we all felt a little sting of sadness. They’re just so good! The Olympics are something inspires everyone to work harder, be unified and win!

Did you happen to see the Winter Olympic athlete Mike Schultz compete? He’s an incredible Snowboard-Cross and Banked Slalom competitor. What makes him even more remarkable is that he does it all with only one leg.  A snowmobile accident caused him to eventually have to have his left leg above the knee amputated. Mike is an inspiration to us all. His determination through his adversities is admirable.

Did you know that often times individuals who have an amputated limb suffer from something called Phantom Limb Pain? This phantom pain in the missing part of your limb ranges in severity and sensation. Common feelings may include pain in the location of your limb although it is physically no longer there. Pains such as tingling, prickling, numbness, aching, burning, or shooting cramps may occur. You may also experience phantom movements like your toes or fingers are moving, your missing limb is positioned awkwardly or that your missing limb is getting shorter.

Phantom pain typically lessens over time but can be aggravated by fatigue, pressure, weather, stress, infection, swelling or poor blood flow. If you are missing a limb and your phantom limb pain is causing you a great deal of discomfort contact the experts at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. We offer consultations with one of our physicians to get you the limb pain treatment that you need.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Circle Us on Google+

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians - Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon
5788 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246
 

Free MRI Review! Get a Free Second Opinion.Is Minimally Invasive Treatment Right for You?
Testimonials
powered by BirdEye
Latest posts

Recovering From All That Soccer

World Cup is over. It was a good run for sure. France emerged victorious, but Croatia sure was inspiring to the world. Croatia, situated on the Balkan Peninsula is a country with a population (a little over 4 million) that is similar to some of our cities in the United States. It’s small, but mighty. World Cup proved to be another exciting event to watch for soccer fans.

The World Cup And Common Soccer Injuries

June and July have been exciting months for soccer fans. Atlanta already hosts our amazing Atlanta United FC. Everyone’s favorite midfielder, Miguel Almiron, with his big smile and powerful moves keep us coming back to watch more.

Choose from one of our many locations
North Atlanta

North Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
5788 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 935-9110
Fax: (770) 234-6735

South Atlanta

South Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Decatur

Decatur Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1834 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 382-7678
Fax: (770) 234-6803

Macon

Macon Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
3200 Riverside Drive
Building C Suite 200
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 273-8120
Fax: (770) 679-8647

Ambulatory Surgery Center
 

Sandy Springs Location

Orthopedic Surgery Center
of Sandy Springs

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center North Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center South Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

MRI & Imaging Center Savannah
 

Savannah

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
11700 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496

Buford

Buford

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
4271 South Lee St.
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (678) 783-7616
Fax: (678) 541-5047

Augusta

Augusta

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1306 Troupe Street
Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: (706) 842-4113
Fax: (762) 585-6998