Increased sensitivity to touch can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose increased sensitivity to touch, we could:
Do you suffer from tenderness to touch that is made worse by (for example) bedsheets, socks or tight-fitting shoes? This increased sensitivity to pain is known as Hyperalgesia.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Yes, somewhat
→ Yes, I have extreme sensitivity to touch