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Amputee Athletes Who Defied the Odds

With the Winter Olympics upon us, here are the stories of three Paralympic athletes who defied the odds, turning their disability into their greatest strength

What is Phantom Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

Amputees face many challenges in day-to-day life, including experiencing phantom pain.  Phantom pain, also referred to as phantom limb pain, is a common feeling that occurs in amputees where they feel pain in the limb they no longer have. The pain can range from a minor ache, as if the limb has fallen asleep, to a more-irritating burning feeling to an excruciating stabbing sensation.