Truth be told, we all endure scrapes, cuts, bruises, burns and rashes during our lifetime, and most of the time it’s our own fault.
Often times these wounds are only a minor inconvenience, causing slight discomfort for a short time.
Pain can be a serious problem, however, for it can vary in intensity and duration, but the true measure of pain is the product of both its intensity and duration.
One small laceration could cause a fleeting wince, but a pulled muscle, though not as intense as the sensation of torn skin, projects pulses of pain for much longer and would be deemed by most to be the worse of the two.
Fleeting pain can be very intense, but because it lasts for such a short time we usually aren’t concerned about it.
However, when we experience extended periods of low-level pain, we are often driven to search for aid.
Experiencing a small abrasion, scrape or cut can become a more serious and prolonged matter if it is complicated by infection, but there is another factor which can extend the pain.
A wound can occur anywhere on the body, and if it occurs in a high-use region, such as the palm of the hand or bottom of the foot, the pain can be drawn out as the sore is scratched, rubbed and reopened repeatedly.
Deciding where the wound would be on our body would be interesting, for we would have to examine which part of our body is least contacted – the answer could be anything from under our chin to the back of our hand.