Pain Overview

Pain is a very common symptom that can affect almost any region of the body. Common types of pain include headache, knee pain, foot pain, wrist pain, leg pain, toothache, eye pain, ear pain, and many other types. Pain can be acute (e.g. from injury) or there are various chronic pain syndromes. Pain may result from various body tissues: muscle pain, bone pain, joint pain, nerve pain, and other types. Pain may be caused by physical injury, infection, inflammation, nerve damage (neuropathy), chemical imbalances, endocrine disorders, or various other causes. Pain needs to be distinguished from paresthesias (tingling/numbness), muscle spasms, and other similar symptoms.

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