Definition of aches and pains in English:

aches and pains


  • Minor pains and discomforts, typically in the muscles.

    ‘Common symptoms include cramps in the legs, and aches and pains in the muscles, headaches and eye pains.’
    • ‘The signs of cold or flu are sneezing, coughing, a sore throat, fever, or minor aches and pains.’
    • ‘Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum.’
    • ‘I still get aches and pains in my muscles but what could have happened when the car fell just doesn't bear thinking about.’
    • ‘She sat up wincing in pain at the aches and pains in her body.’
    • ‘However, now he had returned to England, he had developed generalised muscle aches and pains and a vague malaise.’
    • ‘Magnesium can help keep muscles supple and prevent aches and pains, and may also lower the risk of osteoporosis.’
    • ‘There's been a real touch of heat in it all day, lifting the spirits and driving minor aches and pains away.’
    • ‘Sir Evelyn said despite a few sore backs and minor aches and pains, the ride had been a great success.’
    • ‘It's good for muscular aches and pains, sinusitis, minor chest complaints and for when your immune system needs a bit of a boost.’