How is phantom pain different from phantom sensation?
Phantom pain is one element among many phantom sensations. Pain is considered an exteroceptive sensation, a description that has also been applied to the perception of touch, temperature, pressure, and itch, among others. Kinesthetic sensation involves the perception of posture, length, as well as willed and spontaneous movements. Some other kinesthetic phantom sensations include unusual postures, foreshortening of a limb (“telescoping”), or distortion of size of body parts (usually reduction in proximal regions and expansion of distal regions). All of these sensations tend to be most vivid immediately after amputation and gradually fade in intensity.