Painful hand and moving finger treated by wearing a glove

Neurology. 2006 Aug 8;67(3):491-3. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000227908.38698.9a.


The authors report a patient with unilateral painful hand and moving finger in whom tactile stimulation interrupted both the movement and the pain. This effect suggests a gating mechanism at a segmental level. The difference between afferent and efferent pathway levels and the delay of several months between trauma and occurrence of symptoms support a central mechanism, most probably involving sensorimotor reorganization at a segmental level.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fingers*
  • Gloves, Protective
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Pain Management*
  • Pain Measurement