I suffer from phantom pains pretty much constantly. Occasionally I get an itch on my stump that I just can’t find. I asked the UK Amputees Facebook group for suggestions, here are various ways to relieve that itch:
- Try itching you stump where it should be, eyes open or eyes closed.
- Wrap and rub your stump in damp towel.
- Itch your other leg and look in mirror (for single sided amputees)
- Itch everywhere till you find the nerve
For me the latter worked. I just had to find the itch location. My stump has the back of my calf sewn up to the front therefore I sometimes feel a sensation located on my non-existent calf that is actually now at the front of my leg.
Which ones work for you? Do you have a different way of relieving an itch? Please comment below.