referred pain


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re·ferred pain

(rĭ-fûrd′)
n.
Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from the area of pathology, as pain in the right shoulder derived from the presence of a gallstone in the bladder.

referred pain

n
(Psychology) psychol pain felt in the body at some place other than its actual place of origin
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Noun1.referred pain - pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected; "angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder"; "pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease"
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
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Many people don't realise that what they are feeling is actually referred pain and the cause is coming from somewhere entirely different, and this is what I'm able to identify and help ease.
For instance, oftentimes a pinched nerve in the cervical spine of the neck can cause referred pain in the shoulder.
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There are several entities that can mimic a lesser trochanter avulsion fracture including Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), snapping hip with the iliofemoral ligament, iliopsoas tendonitis, referred pain from the gastrointestinal region, and a genito-urologic etiology (1,7,10) Work-up and treatment for these alternative diagnoses are quite different and can lead to unnecessary testing.
These are due to region based stimulation and referred pain in the trigeminal nerve distribution in supratentorial or cervical nerve distribution in infratentorial tumours.
The clinical perspective sections include topics such as: available analgesics, the impact of placebo and nocebo effects, how psychosocial factors can modulate pain, how common interventions such as yoga and meditation may be helpful, and referred pain mechanisms and clinical importance.
The pain this causes is often not just in the hip and groin area but can be referred pain down to the knee, which wakes people at night, and can prevent them from driving or working or even tying their shoe laces.
The mechanism of headache associated with asthenopia is not fully understood but it is presumed to be on the basis of referred pain of visceral origin.
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