Living Life In A Wheelchair

Living Life Lab | What Does Your Pain Feel Like?

Our list of pain sensations is to help you identify and find words to describe the pain sensations you feel. This is to equip you for effective communication with your health care team. This will also aid you in explaining what you are going through to your support system. Not all pain sensations will apply to you. You may think of your own descriptive words not included in our list. Use this as a starting point. Then personalize it for your specific health care needs.

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Can't Weight Bear
  • Constant
  • Debilitating
  • Dull
  • Gnawing
  • Grinding
  • Hot
  • Intense
  • Pressure
  • Sharp
  • Snapping
  • Stabbing
  • Stiff
  • Sudden
  • Throbbing