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Specific types of pain

backache

noun

pain in your back

bellyache

noun

a pain in your stomach

charley horse

noun

a cramp in your leg or foot

colic

noun

pain that a baby has in its stomach

cramp

noun

sudden severe pain in a tired muscle that becomes very tight

cramps

noun

pains that a woman sometimes gets during her period

crick

noun

a sudden pain in your neck or back caused when the muscles become stiff

earache

noun

pain in your ear, usually caused by an infection

electric shock

noun

a sudden flow of electricity going through your body that causes pain and sometimes death

eye strain

noun

a pain in your eyes, for example because you have been reading a lot

growing pains

noun

pains that children and teenagers sometimes get in their arms and legs because they are growing

headache

noun

a pain in your head

lumbago

noun

continuous pain in your lower back

period pain

noun

pain that a woman sometimes gets during her period. The usual American word is cramps.

pins and needles

noun

the slightly painful feeling that you get in a part of your body when you move it after it has been in an uncomfortable position for a long time

sciatica

noun

severe pain in your lower back, or the back of the top of your legs, caused by pressure on a nerve

sting

noun

the pain that you feel when an insect, animal, or plant stings you, or the mark on your body where this happens

stitch

noun

a sharp pain in the side of your body that you sometimes feel when you are running

stomach ache

noun

pain in your stomach

toothache

noun

a pain in one or more of your teeth

writer’s cramp

noun

a pain in your hand or arm caused by writing for a long time

splitting headache

a very bad pain in your head

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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