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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# pain

This year
Therapist: It's been a summer of tragedy and loss for many young people
Monica Jackman says it’s been a tough summer for young people in this country with tragic losses – she has some gentle advice for anyone grieving.
Last year
'I am responsible' - Mancini takes blame for Italy's World Cup humiliation
It was a former Palermo player in Aleksandar Trajkovski who stunned the European champions.
'Robert was suffering from an illness that can hit anybody, whatever you do'
Author and journalist Ronald Reng reflects on the legacy of the late German goalkeeper.
Praise for Kai Havertz after he breaks finger while scoring
The 22-year-old was replaced at half-time of Chelsea’s 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg.
All time
'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'
Read an extract from ‘Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing.’
West Ham’s Tomas Soucek recovering from plastic surgery to face
The Czech Republic international was left with nasty cuts near his eye and on his nose and lip.
Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash
The tie featured 24 breaks of serve with the Dutch star firing 61 winners but committing 63 unforced errors.
'I was shaking and crying. But I somehow managed to ask: ‘Can I still play sport?’'
Cork City Women’s coach Áine O’Donovan on being diagnosed with JIA.
'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'
In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.
Argentina icon Batistuta undergoes ankle surgery after 'begging' doctor to amputate legs
The legendary goalscorer has lived with years of pain since his retirement in 2005.
Liverpool boss Klopp reveals 'awful combination' forced Mane off
The Senegal forward was left stricken by two simultaneous injuries and replaced by James Milner.
'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'
Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.
'Chapman’s fist broke two of Mannion’s ribs and left him with a 60% collapsed lung'
Check out this extract from ‘The Man Who Was Never Knocked Down’.
Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers
Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.
‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’
Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.
Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.
Senior Kinahan gang member dodged hit in Spain as he was cycling with his son
The Hutch gang has managed to get a foothold in Malaga – a previous Kinahan stronghold.
Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis
Mother-of-two Chrissy Brajcic had an operation to treat her urinary incontinence four years ago.
Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.
Henshaw set for surgery after being ruled out of Lions tour with North
The Ireland centre looks like he could miss the start of next season.
A former NFL player is fighting for the league to change its harsh stance on marijuana
And Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is putting his money where his mouth is.
'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness
Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.
'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'
Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.
Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief
Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.
Woman who developed back pain aged 18 left bed bound in agony as HSE refuses to fund operation
Her mother described how her daughter, who once had a bright future ahead of her, now faces a life of no hope and never-ending pain.
'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'
21-year-old Colleen had to wait two years before she could get an x-ray for her scoliosis.
'I caused my own pain' - Richie Towell on his injury-plagued start to the season
With the Championship table toppers performing well, the ex-Dundalk star has found first-team action hard to come by.
Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'
A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.
Why pain feels more... well, painful in cold weather
There may be biological reasons why pain feels more intense in the winter.
'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'
Eleanor O’Farrell is one of the many people in Ireland who have fibromyalgia, often dubbed ‘the invisible illness’.
"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"
An anonymous person writes about the stress of chronic pain – and how they hope that medicinal cannabis could help.
Scared of the dentist? It's in your genes
Around 15% of people describe themselves as being afraid of the dentist.
Why does the naked mole rat feel no pain and not get cancer?
They wouldn’t feel getting into a hot tub with sunburn.
Horrific scenes as French gymnastics' main medal hope suffers gruesome leg break
Rings specialist Aït-Said fell to the mat in agony clutching the back of his knee and the lower part of his leg.
I'm not JUST grumpy - I'm living with one of the most painful conditions in the world
Steve O’Rourke breaks down life with trigeminal neuralgia a condition that causes sudden and severe face pain that has been compared to being stabbed or struck by lightning.
Robots are now being taught how to feel pain
“Why? Why was I programmed to feel pain?”
Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help
About 35% of people in Ireland are affected by pain which has lasted for three months or more.
Retired garda who suffers back pain following patrol car ramming awarded €49,000
The garda said his injuries had affected his daily activities and he had not been able to go fly fishing for a year.
My life with shingles: 'It was like I had gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor'
I incorrectly believed that shingles was contagious, writes Carol Reddy Locke
‘I walk around in pain nearly every day’ – Ireland’s new world champion makes big sacrifices
Tommy McCormack chats to The42 about his recent triumph