Knowledge and Rehabilitation Centre for children and adults with multiple limb deficiencies

För remittenter

Remiss till EX-Center ställs via
Take Care,
Amputations- och Dysmelicentrum
Pappersremiss skickas till:
Aktiv Ortopedteknik
Amputations- och Dysmelicentrum
Box 4041
169 04 SOLNA


Pain may occur for a number of reasons. Pain could be caused by injury, physical illness or mental illness. Sometimes it is not possible to find the cause of pain.  Pain is the body’s way of protecting itself. How much pain you experience, or how much you suffer from pain, is affected by cultural, social and psychological factors, such as stress, mental factors and how resistant you are to pain.

The body strives to avoid pain, which may cause a person to begin compensating in their patterns of movement, for example by changing the way they stand, walk, sit or lie down. In such cases, pain can easily arise in other parts of the body instead. To avoid this it is important to receive help at an early stage and to find a good and effective form of pain relief. With good pain relief it is possible to prevent long-term physical, emotional and mental problems. 

For the target group

For individuals with limb deficiencies, pain is often connected to movement. This could be due to you placing a strain on your body in an ”incorrect” manner when you walk, stand, sit or do things, although it could also be pain associated with the fact that you have lost a body part through disease or injury, otherwise known as phantom pain. You can read more about this at

Helpful tips

Pain may occur because you are placing an uneven strain on your body. Your muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments may be subject to excess strain. A good form of pain relief is to work preventively, i.e. to build up the surrounding muscles as a way of relieving and stabilising the vulnerable area. 

Some aspects of everyday life can be difficult to avoid, and in such cases the best thing to do is to try to find other ways of performing the activities in question, or find out if there is an aid available that could make the process easier. 

There are many ways to try to relieve pain. It could be a case of receiving a regular massage or using a heating pad or an acupressure mat. Acupuncture, naprapathy or chiropractic treatments may also relieve pain. In many cases, physical exercise can also help.

Another way to relieve pain could be the use of medication if the pain is temporary or if it is so great that it is having a negative impact on your everyday life. Rather than simply accepting that you will experience pain when walking, you should contact EX-Center or your local care provider for advice and guidance. 

The Rehab team


Orthopaedic physicians

Occupational therapists



Prosthetist/Head of rehabilitation