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Questions tagged [pain]

Questions about dealing with, relieving, and causes of pain.

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Chikungunya joint pain

Chikungunya can cause joint pain. Is it true that there is no treatment for Chikungunya joint pain? How do patients normally cope with it?
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Are there “good kinds” of pain?

Are there "good kinds" of pain? Pain is usually bad, but are some kinds of pain "good" compared to others? I got this idea from a House episode -- season 2's "Euphoria". Foreman's father visits ...
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Where are less painful self-injection sites for sub-cutaneous injections?

If a sub-cutaneous injection is to be given, where is the least painful site? Injection into the thigh muscle is suggested for some unknown reason, and the instructions advise simply to avoid muscle ...
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Should we always eat something before taking pain killers?

When buying pain killers in the pharmacy (no doctor prescription), sometimes I'm told to take the pain killers only after eating something, sometimes they say it doesn't matter, and most of the times ...
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Good pain from a healing wound

Why does it feel so good (not dull pain), to encircle or press on a healing wound with a finger at a proximity that is very close to the border of the wound? For example, a healing bruise feels so ...
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Pain relating to Root Canal Treatment

What are the causes of pain during and after root canal therapy?
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Chest pain and heart problems [closed]

Today I woke up and went to school, didn't experience any pain. After I came home I lied down and I heard this sound coming from my chest - the heart hitting the ribcage. I first thought it was ...
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Why don't some people get bruises?

I know some people bruise very easily, Example I poked a person on the side very lightly and the next day it looks like someone punched them in the side. For me yesterday I was balancing on a log, I ...
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Location of olecranon

I've read that your olecranon is the tip of your elbow. But what about the point that I've marked with the green X on the below image? If you were getting pain there, would it still be classed as ...
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Sugar stops toothache

My brother currently has two serious toothaches. (Yes, he's scheduled for the dentist.) He noticed, though, that eating bread makes the pain stop. Later, he noticed that sugar works much better. ...
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What is a pain response when the feeling of pain isn't there?

Is there a term and definition for when the body reacts to pain you can't consciously feel? To be more descriptive, it's a reflex to pain, like pulling back from a hot stove and coddling the finger ...
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Jaw pain in the morning

Under what condition can chlorzoxazone or any muscle relaxant in general can cause a jaw pain?
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Why do exercises for lower back pain concentrate on the abdominal musciles?

I've gone to physical therapy twice in my life for lower back pain. Each time the exercises I was given concentrated on improving the strength of the abdominal muscles, never the gluteus group of ...
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Reasons for tooth-base sensitivity?

What are the possible reasons for sensitivity of tooth bases to heat, cold, or sweet? (I am not referring to gum pain, but pain in the actual teeth at the base at/below the gum line.) In my ...
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Why does gas cause pain?

If I have gas in my intestines, why does it hurt? The mayo clinic has a lot of words, that describe the how and why you get gas. Anything that causes intestinal gas or is associated with ...
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Does the body adapt to recurring blunt force trauma?

If skin is constantly scraped or rubbed, callouses form and the body better deals with future scrapes and rubs. Is there any process in which we adapt to being hit by blunt objects? When I am hit ...
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Pinpoint and sporadic chest pain [closed]

I stumbled upon this page (3 Types of Chest Pain That Won't Kill You) and I think I am suffering from something similar. It started off almost a month back and here are some key descriptive points ...
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How can I make getting an IV easier?

I need an IV started once or twice a month, sometimes more often. This has been going on for a year now. It is getting harder and harder to get them started. 4 weeks ago it took three tries. Yesterday ...
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Why is acid reflux (allegedly) often confused with chest pain?

I get irregular, sharp, short bursts of pain in my chest, on the left side, near my heart. Supposedly, heart and circulatory related pain is neither sharp nor short, so this pain may be muscle or lung-...
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Ischiofemoral Ligament Injury [closed]

I am 23. I am feeling pain at pelvis(ischiofemoral ligament) when I am running or playing football. But after taking rest for 1-2 days it relief.But it starts pain as same before after playing 20-30 ...
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What makes mint feel painful?

By what mechanism does mint create a sensation similar to coldness or pain in one's mouth? Why would this sensation become less and less over time with repeated exposure to mint?
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Violent Shivering in Wounded and Incapacitated Patients

I am researching various behaviours patients exhibit when wounded, for a game project. Apparently, when going into shock, people will sometimes shake violently? I wondered how often this happens if ...
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Should I ask again if a reason for a pain in penis can be found? [closed]

I have occasionally some pain in my penis that goes away after a second. Doctors said that it is not serious but it can't be find out why it happens. If this continues for years, should I ask again if ...
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Wrist pain when bent back

I get quite a strong pain in my wrist when I bend it back, or play a wrist-intensive sport like squash, but the rest of the time my wrist is OK and my fingers don't feel any different either. The ...
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Can Videogame physiotherapy help with dorsal hand pain?

I am thinking how to alleviate irregular bilateral dorsal hand pain. The origin can be C7/C8 dermatomes or radial/ulnar nerve. Etiology can be excessive sitting on camping chair (some hours daily) ...
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STarT Questionnaire Meaning

When referring to the STarT questionnaire. Why is "STarT" capitalised like that? I can't seem to find a definition of it as an acronym. The STarT questionnaire, also know as the STarT Back ...
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Postherpetic neuralgia: Treat or suffer the pain (if you can suffer)? [on hold]

Postherpetic neuralgia can be treated by various analgesics, but I'm not sure that I need them, actually I can suffer that pain quite well. But may be analgesics still do something more then just "...
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What is an unbiased electrical search stimulus?

The following is an excerpt from Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain, sixth edition: "When an unbiased electrical search stimulus is used, however, the prevalence of type I and type II A-fiber ...
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What causes myalgia after strength training?

You can get muscle pain 24 hours after strength training. As far as I know, this is caused by some cracks in the muscle. Pain is often caused or initiated by inflammation, by which some enzymes and ...
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How do I know I slipped a disc?

I Have a moderate discomfort in my back and have done for a while. I'm in an office job and am in to physical sports such as MMA which could be related. If I had to describe the symptoms, it feels ...
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Hit elbow, very painful, fading [closed]

Someone I know accidentally hit her elbow. She didn't notice much until later when leaning on it caused her excruciating pain. She said it felt different from the other elbow and something might have ...
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What can I do to minimize the chance of tooth pain? [closed]

A tooth in the rear left of my mouth (I think it's my wisdom tooth) has temperature sensitivity; if I eat something very cold and I chew it with that tooth, it begins to hurt. Due to some problems ...
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What topical anesthetics exist for the axillary area?

Oral topical anesthetics work great as first stage numbing before an injection of anesthetics during dentist procedures. Are there similar topical anesthetics that could be used in other areas of the ...
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How does robb(balm) relieve pain?

Most times when I trek for a long time, by the time I get home and rest, my thighs begin to hurt me. Upon experiencing such pain, I apply Robb on it while massaging, after some time I feel some relief....
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What could cause pain in one's shoulder blade and collar bone?

I have an acute irritation and pain in my shoulder blade and collar bone. It's mostly in my left ones but there is also some pain in my right ones. I am in pain when I try to sleep on either shoulder. ...
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Does sitting too much causes hip pain? [closed]

This is my first question here, and I don't know if here is a right place for it. I am a student, and I study software engineering, so I have to sit down for a long time a day, to study, and I study ...
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Metalic Taste and Excessive Salivation before vomiting

Is it normal to salivate profusely and have a strong bloody metalic taste before vomiting? This is coupled with orange yellow liquid vomit that also seems to have clear mucus mixed in. This is after ...
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From a scientific point of view, is it possible to be a vegetarian and keep joints in a healthy state?

I'm a vegetarian (not vegan, due to the fact that I eat dairy products and eggs). But for last two years, I have felt some discomfort and pain in my joints. I haven't been diagnosed yet (I'm going ...
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Do literature on disease/pain/hurt makes you feel weak? [closed]

I feel weak whenever I read about accidents/diseases concerned with organ failures. I've also read somewhere that people who're afraid of pain have skin disorders. Don't know how much truth is there ...
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Why is a tonsillectomy (tonsil-removal) typically more painful the older you are? Are the the pain nerves more advanced?

I had my tonsils removed in my mid twenties, and my doctors told me that it was going to be a lot more painful than if I had done it when I was just a lad. They were certainly correct!! Why is it ...
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Why is the exterior part of my left foot Toe is ALWAYS in pain [closed]

i've always experienced a little pain in this area : but lately it became REALLY painful specially after wearing shoes for few hours, and the slightest hit on it really causes a lot pf pain. notes: ...
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Why does a tense arm worsen flu shot soreness?

Multiple nurses have told me that the key to a pain-free flu shot is to completely relax your arm. How would you explain what's going on at the cellular level when a tense muscle receives a shot and ...
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How to decide which painkiller to take?

This is a dilemma I find myself in every time I'm in need of a painkiller: should I take paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen or aspirin? I've come across several articles outlining the differences ...
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Pain in knee joint [closed]

when I kneel down, I feel an inner pain in my knee joint. I can not feel this pain while walking or riding stairs. Only when my knee joint touches floor or anything,then I can feel that pain. Please ...
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Listening music relieves joint pain

I have heard someone saying to me that to reduce the painful of articles, listening to music can heal the pain. Is it right or wrong?
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Healthy way to become numb [closed]

What can I do to enter a numb state of being so that I don't feel constantly dragged down, fatigue, stress, and all the other downs people experience? For years I've tried exercising, eating healthy, ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking [closed]

I wanted to quit smoking, (this is the third attempt to do that), I am a 11 years heavy smoker. In the first 4 days, i would smoke just 4 cigarettes a day. Then, I decided to cut cold turkey. Now, ...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Could this be describing a "tension headache"? A throbbing, aching pain that starts at the back of the head and finishes just below the shoulder line. I thought tension headaches start and ...
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Infrared light therapy for menstrual pains?

My wife often has menstrual pains that knock her down for 1-2 days every month. She uses heat packs to make it bearable. I saw an infrared light on special offer earlier today and considering buying ...
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Are PCOS & endometriosis linked? How to know if menstrual pain is atypical to warrant testing?

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago and take Metformin for it (although the symptoms are still at large). But lately, despite taking birth control, my period causes me an immense amount of ...