Here are some common pain conditions. You may have one or more of these or equally your particular pain may not appear on this list. You may find information on your condition in the localised section.
A type of long-term arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.
More information here http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Ankylosing-spondylitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx
A common condition that causes pain and inflammation within a joint. In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. The condition affects people of all ages, including children.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/pages/introduction.aspx
A common condition which will affect most people at some point in their life. Usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/back-pain/pages/introduction.aspx
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest. For most people, symptoms will improve over time. CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. Myalgia means muscle pain and encephalomyelitis means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
A common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining are found outside the womb, in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, vagina or rectum. Endometriosis affects around 2 million women in the UK, with most diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/pages/introduction.aspx
Also called fibromyalgia syndrome, this is a long-term condition which causes widespread pain all over the body and extreme tiredness.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/pages/introduction.aspx
A type of arthritis. The most common symptom is sudden and severe pain in the joint, along with swelling and redness. The joint of the big toe is usually affected, but it can develop in any joint.
More information here http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gout/pages/introduction.aspx
A condition that affects the joints and the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Around 1 million people see their GP about it.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteoarthritis/pages/introduction.aspx
An incurable immune system illness with two major symptoms - joint and muscle pain and an extreme tiredness that won't go away with rest. It can be a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening.
More information. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lupus/pages/introduction.aspx
A rare disease that progressively damages the nervous system, causing the muscles to waste away.
A condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break. These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips but can affect other bones such as the arm or pelvis.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteoporosis/pages/introduction.aspx
Paget's disease of the nipple, also called Paget's disease of the breast, is a rare type of breast cancer. It appears as an itchy, red rash which may extend to the darker area of skin surrounding the nipple - the areola - or cause an open sore or eczema-like symptoms on the nipple.
Pain felt below the bellybutton which may come on suddenly and severely, or could be mild and last for months. In either case, see your GP as soon as possible to find out the cause and, if necessary, to be referred to a gynaecologist.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pelvic-pain/pages/introduction.aspx
Caused by a problem with one or more nerves when the nerve function is affected in a way that sends pain messages to the brain. Neuropathic pain is often described as burning, stabbing, shooting, aching or like an electric shock.
More information http://www.patient.co.uk/health/neuropathic-pain
A common health condition, affecting about 15% of adults in the UK. Usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or on one side of the head. Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea and sensitivity to light.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/pages/introduction.aspx
A disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.
There are times when people may get pain in one part of their body, but the actual reason is based with a problem in another part of their body. An example is pain in the hip which could be caused by a back problem.
A condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. Hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected, but it can also damage other parts of the body.
An inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells - which carry oxygen around the body - develop abnormally.
An infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/pages/introduction.aspx
A serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment, the less damage is likely to happen.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stroke/pages/introduction.aspx
Soemtiems called Vulvodynia, this is persistent, unexplained pain of the vulva, the skin surrounding the vagina. There is usually no obvious cause, but much can be done to help relieve the pain so that it no longer causes problems.
More information http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vulvodynia/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Sudden, severe facial nerve pain which has been described as stabbing, piercing or like an electric shock. The pain can last from just a few seconds to up to two minutes.