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.