I had thought my hip pain was arthritis and supposed I'd be dealing with another chronic pain the rest of my life. It turns out to be bursitis, which is fairly easily treatable. Thank you, Father.
I'm sure there must be a good reason for the way dentists and docs probe or palpate painful areas.
Dr.: Does that hurt? pokes again
Pt.: That hurts!
Dr.: Is that it? pokes again
Pt.:That REALLY hurts!
Dr.:Ok then. pokes again
I managed to say to one dentist, around a probe in my mouth, after about 10 pokes, "Would you PLEASE stop doing that!?"
May you be spared unnecessary pain.