Nonpainful stimuli which is perceived as painful.

Allodynia is a condition characterized by the experience of pain in response to normally innocuous stimuli such as touching, brushing or pressure on the skin.

The nervous system becomes hypersensitive and may send pain signals in response to something that would not usually be associated with pain.

Allodynia causes include: nerve damage, infections, fibromyalgia, and central nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis or neuropathic pain syndrome.

Treatment options for allodynia depend on the underlying cause and may include medications, physical therapy, and nerve blocks.

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