10 Allodynia Symptoms

Author
By lio
Reviewed
Reviewed: dr. vanta
Article Sources Article Sources
  • 1. 'Allodynia - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf.' National Center for Biotechnology Information, 11 Sept. 2020, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537129/
  • 2. 'Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Symptoms.' Nhs.uk, 19 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/symptoms/
  • 3. 'Using Somatosensory Rehabilitation to Treat Allodynia.' RSDSA, 4 Jan. 2018, rsds.org/somatosensory-rehabilitation-allodynia/
Medical Expert Medical Expert

Allodynia is a condition where people experience pain from a stimulus that's normally not painful. A gentle touch, the warmth of a bath or a kiss on the cheek can be agony.

It's believed to be due to increased excitability of the neurons within the nervous system, although studies on the cause are ongoing. It's common for allodynia to be a symptom of conditions, such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, migraines or complex regional pain syndrome, although it can occur on its own. It's important for those with suspected allodynia to see a doctor, as there are ways to help manage the pain or underlying condition.1‘Allodynia - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf.’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, 11 Sept. 2020, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537129/

Pain From a Light Touch

Mechanical allodynia is a common type of the condition, and it has to do with touch. A brush on the arm, a light breeze or the touch of a feather on the skin typically causes a gentle, even pleasant sensation. However, a person with allodynia can experience this same sensation very differently. They can feel a burning, stabbing or stinging that can range from uncomfortable to unbearable.1‘Allodynia - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf.’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, 11 Sept. 2020, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537129/

Allodynia is a neuropathic pain, and it may stem from damage to the brain or nervous system. It's just as real, however, as pain from an injury.3‘Using Somatosensory Rehabilitation to Treat Allodynia.’ RSDSA, 4 Jan. 2018, rsds.org/somatosensory-rehabilitation-allodynia/

Allodynia

Related Articles

Home | Privacy Policy | Editorial | Unsubscribe | | About Us

This site offers information designed for entertainment & educational purposes only. With any health related topic discussed on this site you should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, treatment, or diagnosis. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.