About pain assessment

Pain history

Patterns of pain

Describing how it feels

Rating pain

Describing how it feels

The experience of pain is often hard to put into words.

Here is a list of words that other people have used to describe their pain. They may be helpful for you, or you may have your own ideas.

aching tingling pricking sharp
squeezing shooting crushing dull
stabbing pressing pinching deep
cutting throbbing pulsing surface
burning pounding flickering mild
stinging gnawing nagging severe
itching cramping boring knot-like

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