dull pain


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dull pain

Etymology: ME, dul, not sharp; L, poena, penalty
a mildly throbbing acute or chronic pain, which may not deter the patient from expected or desired activity.

dull pain

A mild discomfort, often difficult to describe, that may be associated with some musculoskeletal injuries or some diseases of the visceral organs.
See also: pain
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Fortunately, on day 22 she began walking and by day 37, the dull pain had almost disappeared.
Patients with this condition typically complain of a dull pain in the anterior aspect of the shoulder.
About an hour into that flight, after 10 more practice runs at the target, I began to feel a dull pain in the left side of my chest.
For most people, a bump on the arm means dull pain and a purple bruise.
If we can find the courage to confront an issue that is causing chronic dull pain, we can get through and beyond it.
Later, it may cause dull pain in the bones or muscles, particularly in the lower back or in the neck and, as the disease progresses, sharp pains may come on suddenly.
Getting engaged in some kind of activity is a good way to dull pain.
Symptoms of a heart attack vary from person to person but can include a central chest pain, such as a dull pain, ache or "heavy" feeling in the chest or a mild discomfort that makes you feel generally unwell.
Symptoms of a dull pain in the lower back, pain deep in the buttock and stiff joints in the morning for a few hours can be subtle at first but over time progress to permanent disability and deformity.
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.
The first symptom people with AS typically experience is a dull pain in the lower back that comes on gradually over time.
Speaking about possible side effects of the vaccination, Al-Mirghalani said that some children might experience a dull pain, redness or swelling in the injected area light headaches, a rise in body temperature and nausea.