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Research short: Abnormal tactile sensations in chronic pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Canadian researchers have highlighted the lack of knowledge about the causes of abnormal and reduced sensations in the limbs of patients.

In certain medical conditions, a patient can experience abnormal sensations in their arms and legs. In the arms, this is most commonly seen with carpal tunnel syndrome. This is where an individual will feel a recurring sensation of pins and needles in specific fingers, because the median nerve is trapped under pressure at the wrist. In the leg, we might see this with sciatica, where there is pressure on the sciatic nerve in the spine,...

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