Tactile allodynia is one of the debilitating fibromyalgia symptoms that do not make sense. It is severely painful and even a gentle touch can create a lot of pain. Fibromyalgia tactile allodynia is often similar to having a sun burned skin.
What is Tactile Allodynia?
Base on the meaning of the individual terms:
- “Tactile” is defined as pertaining to touch.
- “Allodynia” is defined as pain due to non-injurious stimuli. This means that the body perceives pain when there is no harm or damage to the affected area.
Hence, tactile allodynia is a feeling of pain due to non-harmful touch sensations.
How Does Fibromyalgia Tactile Allodynia Feels Like
The pain in fibromyalgia tactile allodynia ranges from severe to mild. It can affect the entire body or only in certain areas. The pain can be constant, but sometimes, it comes and goes along with fibromyalgia flares. There are also certain things that can trigger the condition, such as stepping on a sharp object or scratching an itch.