sharp pain

"Pain" can describe any time a part of your body hurts, but there are different kinds of pain. A "sharp pain" doesn't last a long time, but it is quite painful. You might feel a sharp pain if you break a bone, or if someone punches you in your face.

Other kinds of pain include:

  • a dull pain is not as strong as a sharp pain. You might feel this if you have a tooth ache, for example.
  • a burning pain is strong but might be spread out over a large area
  • a throbbing pain is what you feel when something hurts really badly and you can feel the blood pumping through it. You might feel this right after you have badly hurt yourself.
  • soreness is a light kind of pain that you feel in your muscles. You might feel this after you exercise too hard.

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