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Desensitization

Touch and Desensitization

Following surgery the skin on your residual limb can be sensitive to touch.  Desensitization through self-massage, rubbing, and/or tapping the end of your residual limb can help control this. Begin with a light, gentle touch kneeing the skin and increase the pressure as your tolerance allows.  Applying cocoa butter during massage hydrates and helps improve the health of your skin especially along the suture line.