Referred Pain

Definition of Referred Pain:

Pain that is felt in a part of the body other than its actual source.  For example, pain in the right shoulder that is caused by a gallstone in the bladder.  It is not the same as radiating pain.

Also: Reflective Pain

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...our question about Non-specific arm pain
“Arm pain due to angina is explained by the concept of referred pain: the same spinal level that receives nerve signals from the heart simultaneously receives sensation from certain areas of skin, without the ability to discriminate the two...”

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...our question about Pain between the shoulder blades
“...This pain, also known as 'referred pain', should not be ignored...”
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Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

...the condition
“...NICO can cause "referred pain" in that the neuralgia-like symptoms are "referred" to other parts of the face, intraoral cavity and head...”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...They include ... referred pain in the shoulder blade, ribs and/or chest...”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...These sensations also include feelings of "numbness and tingling" and a phenomena of referred pain.  This referred pain is created by the ligament laxity around a joint but is felt at some distance from the injured joint...”
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