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Types of pain

Where does it hurt?

It is important to know when to call 999 for chest pain. Find out here.

A stiff neck usually gets better on its own after a couple of days. Read more about causes, symptoms and how to treat neck pain.

Learn more about shoulder pain causes.

Learn more about pain affecting the armpit and see a picture of the armpit.

Learn more about pain affecting the arms.

Read more about the types of lower leg pain and how to treat them.

Read more about the causes of different kinds of foot pain, and how they are treated

Back pain could be a sign of collapsed vertebrae (spinal fractures) resulting from osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). Learn more.

It’s considered one of the most painful conditions in medicine, but the pain it causes in the face can be treated. Learn more about what causes trigeminal neuralgia and its treatment. 

Inflamed tissue, which surrounds the spinal column, can cause great disability and pain.

Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects our muscles, ligaments and tendons, along with our bones. Read more about it.

You could be out for a run or drifting off to sleep when it happens: the muscles of your calf or foot suddenly become hard, tight and extremely painful. Learn more.

Despite its durability, the hip joint isn't indestructible. Read more about the causes and treatment of hip pain.

Nerve pain in the limbs can be caused by any number of conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be a painful complication of diabetes. Find out more.

Knee pain is very common.  Pain in the knee joints can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis.

Read more about facial pain causes and what it might mean.

Bladder pain is a symptom of some kinds of infection. Learn more.

Does your elbow hurt? It might be a strain or a repetitive use injury. Learn more here.

Joint pain can signal arthritis or injury. Read more about the common causes of joint pain and when to seek medical advice.

Spasticity is a muscle control disorder that is characterised by tight or stiff muscles, and can cause a good deal of pain. Read more

The rotator cuff is a part of the shoulder that can radiate shoulder pain if injured. See pictures of shoulder anatomy and learn more about the rotator cuff. 

Find out more about knee injuries and meniscus tears.

How is your posture? Read more about neck strain and how to avoid it.

Learn the wide variety of potential causes of pelvic pain and when to seek medical advice.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive-use injury that often affects the wrists and hands. Read more.

Costochondritis is an inflammation that can cause localised chest pain. Learn more about the causes of costochondritis and when to seek medical advice.

Muscle stiffness and spasms, or spasticity, are common symptoms affecting around 1 in 5 people with multiple sclerosis.

Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia?  Read more about this type of pain.

Is it fibromyalgia? Learn the symptoms.

Get the facts about fibromyalgia diagnosis and misdiagnosis.

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