Definitions for "REFERRED PAIN"
Keywords:  felt, distant, pain, injured, pathway
Sclerotomic in distribution and felt distant from its origin (e.g., bursitis in the shoulder produces pain in the lateral arm, and sciatic-like leg pain can be referred from the lower-back area).
pain that may be felt in one region of the body from a stimulus in another.
A referred pain is one felt in a site other than an injured or diseased part. Sensory nerves from certain body areas converge before they enter the brain, causing confusion about the source of pain signals.