2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

Pain, unspecified

ICD-10-CM Code:
R52
ICD-10 Code for:
Pain, unspecified
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs
      (R50-R69)
      • Pain, unspecified
        (R52)

R52 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pain, unspecified. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like R52 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Able to cope
  • Able to cope with pain
  • Aching pain
  • Acute pain
  • Alimentary tract pain due to vascular insufficiency
  • Alteration in comfort: chronic pain
  • Alteration in comfort: pain
  • Application site pain
  • Bilateral amputation stump pain of lower limbs
  • Bilateral amputation stump pain of upper limbs
  • Breakthrough pain
  • Burning pain
  • Catch
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic intractable pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Compensated movement at site of pain
  • Constant pain
  • Cramping pain
  • Crushing pain
  • Cryalgesia
  • Crymodynia
  • Cutting pain
  • Deep pain
  • Difficulty coping
  • Difficulty coping with pain
  • Diffuse pain
  • Distressing present pain
  • Drilling quality pain
  • Dull pain
  • Electric shock type pain
  • Excruciating pain
  • Excruciating present pain
  • Exquisite pain
  • Fearful with pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of pain sense
  • Finding of present pain intensity
  • Finding of response to pain
  • Finding of sensation of testes
  • Finding of sensation of wound
  • Finding of sensation of wound
  • Finding of sensory dimension of pain
  • Finding related to ability to cope with pain
  • Finding related to ability to cope with pain
  • Finding related to pain control behavior
  • Fracture pain
  • Freezing pain
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Generalized acute body pains
  • Generalized chronic body pains
  • Gnawing pain
  • Gradual onset of pain
  • Griping pain
  • Health management deficit
  • Heavy pain
  • Horrible present pain
  • Inadequate pain control
  • Increased pain
  • Inflammatory pain
  • Injection site pain
  • Intermittent pain
  • Late effect of injury of testicle
  • Localized chest pain
  • Localized pain
  • Mechanical pain
  • Mild pain
  • Mild present pain
  • Moderate pain
  • Night pain
  • Obstetric pain
  • Pain
  • Pain aggravated by position
  • Pain aggravated by walking
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Pain behavior present
  • Pain by sensation quality
  • Pain character - finding
  • Pain characterized by provoking factor
  • Pain characterized by relieving factor
  • Pain crisis
  • Pain due to dental trauma
  • Pain during labor and delivery
  • Pain during regional anesthesia for cesarean section
  • Pain finding at anatomical site
  • Pain following administration of agent
  • Pain following administration of agent
  • Pain following cerebrovascular accident
  • Pain in area of anesthesia
  • Pain in lymph nodes after alcohol consumption
  • Pain in testicle
  • Pain in testicle as late effect of injury to testicle
  • Pain not aggravated by walking
  • Pain of amputation stump of left lower limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of left lower limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of left upper limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of left upper limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of right lower limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of right lower limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of right upper limb
  • Pain of amputation stump of right upper limb
  • Pain of endocrine structure
  • Pain of lymph node
  • Pain of lymph node
  • Pain of lymphoreticular structure
  • Pain of lymphoreticular structure
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of truncal structure
  • Pain on movement of skin
  • Pain onset at rest
  • Pain onset during moderate exercise
  • Pain onset during sleep
  • Pain provoked by allergen
  • Pain provoked by altercation
  • Pain provoked by coughing
  • Pain provoked by eating
  • Pain provoked by exertion
  • Pain provoked by lifting
  • Pain provoked by light
  • Pain provoked by movement
  • Pain provoked by rest
  • Pain provoked by running
  • Pain provoked by temperature
  • Pain provoked by trauma
  • Pain provoked by walking
  • Pain radiating to left flank
  • Pain radiating to right flank
  • Pain radiating to thoracic region left side
  • Pain radiating to thoracic region right side
  • Pain relief by lowering leg
  • Pain relief by medication
  • Pain relief related to position
  • Pain relieved by analgesic
  • Pain self-management deficit, acute
  • Pain threshold - finding
  • Painful cough
  • Peripheral vascular disease with rest pain
  • Persistent wound pain
  • Pricking pain
  • Psychroalgia
  • Punishing with pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Referred pain
  • Sclerotomal pain
  • Sequelae of reproductive disorders
  • Severe pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Sickening with pain
  • Smarting pain
  • Somatic pain
  • Soreness
  • Splitting pain
  • Spontaneous pain
  • Squeezing pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Stated pain intensity within acceptable range
  • Superficial pain
  • Suxamethonium pains
  • Talking painful
  • Tender point
  • Tenderness
  • Tenderness of body region
  • Tenderness of body structure
  • Tenderness of endocrine structure
  • Tenderness of lymphoreticular structure
  • Throbbing pain
  • Tightening pain
  • Tingling pain
  • Tiring with pain
  • Total body pain syndrome
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Variation of pain
  • Vaso-occlusive pain episode in sickle cell disease
  • Very mild pain
  • Visceral pain
  • Wound pain
  • Wound tenderness

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Abdominal Pain

    sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.
  • Acute Pain

    intensely discomforting, distressful, or agonizing sensation associated with trauma or disease, with well-defined location, character, and timing.
  • Arthralgia

    pain in the joint.
  • Back Pain

    acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the thorax; lumbosacral region; or the adjacent regions.
  • Breakthrough Pain

    acute pain that comes on rapidly despite the use of pain medication.
  • Cancer Pain

    pain that may be caused by or related to cellular, tissue, and systemic changes that occur during neoplasm growth, tissue invasion, and metastasis.
  • Catastrophization

    cognitive and emotional processes encompassing magnification of pain-related stimuli, feelings of helplessness, and a generally pessimistic orientation.
  • Causalgia

    a complex regional pain syndrome characterized by burning pain and marked sensitivity to touch (hyperesthesia) in the distribution of an injured peripheral nerve. autonomic dysfunction in the form of sudomotor (i.e., sympathetic innervation to sweat glands), vasomotor, and trophic skin changes may also occur. (adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p1359)
  • Chest Pain

    pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
  • Chromosome Painting

    a technique for visualizing chromosome aberrations using fluorescently labeled dna probes which are hybridized to chromosomal dna. multiple fluorochromes may be attached to the probes. upon hybridization, this produces a multicolored, or painted, effect with a unique color at each site of hybridization. this technique may also be used to identify cross-species homology by labeling probes from one species for hybridization with chromosomes from another species.
  • Chronic Pain

    aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. it may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

    conditions characterized by pain involving an extremity or other body region, hyperesthesia, and localized autonomic dysfunction following injury to soft tissue or nerve. the pain is usually associated with erythema; skin temperature changes, abnormal sudomotor activity (i.e., changes in sweating due to altered sympathetic innervation) or edema. the degree of pain and other manifestations is out of proportion to that expected from the inciting event. two subtypes of this condition have been described: type i; (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) and type ii; (causalgia). (from pain 1995 oct;63(1):127-33)
  • Cystitis, Interstitial

    a condition with recurring discomfort or pain in the urinary bladder and the surrounding pelvic region without an identifiable disease. severity of pain in interstitial cystitis varies greatly and often is accompanied by increased urination frequency and urgency.
  • Diabetic Neuropathies

    peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus. these conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (vasa nervorum). relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see oculomotor nerve diseases); mononeuropathy; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful polyneuropathy; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (from adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p1325)
  • Dysmenorrhea

    painful menstruation.
  • Eye Pain

    a dull or sharp painful sensation associated with the outer or inner structures of the eyeball, having different causes.
  • Facial Neuralgia

    neuralgic syndromes which feature chronic or recurrent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease. disorders of the trigeminal and facial nerves are frequently associated with these conditions.
  • Facial Pain

    pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as facial pain syndromes.
  • Flank Pain

    pain emanating from below the ribs and above the ilium.
  • Headache

    the symptom of pain in the cranial region. it may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of headache disorders.
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies

    a group of inherited disorders characterized by degeneration of dorsal root and autonomic ganglion cells, and clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. there are five subtypes. type i features autosomal dominant inheritance and distal sensory involvement. type ii is characterized by autosomal inheritance and distal and proximal sensory loss. type iii is dysautonomia, familial. type iv features insensitivity to pain, heat intolerance, and mental deficiency. type v is characterized by a selective loss of pain with intact light touch and vibratory sensation. (from joynt, clinical neurology, 1995, ch51, pp142-4)
  • Kinesiophobia

    anxiety disorder of persistent and irrational fear of movement following an injury. it is related to perceived disability due to injury and catastrophizing in fear of (anticipated) pain and possibility of reinjury.
  • Labor Pain

    pain associated with obstetric labor in childbirth. it is caused primarily by uterine contraction as well as pressure on the cervix; bladder; and the gastrointestinal tract. labor pain mostly occurs in the abdomen; the groin; and the back.
  • Low Back Pain

    acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous sprains and strains; intervertebral disk displacement; and other conditions.
  • Mastodynia

    pain in the breast generally classified as cyclical (associated with menstrual periods), or noncyclical, i.e. originating from the breast or nearby muscles or joints, ranging from minor discomfort to severely incapacitating.
  • Musculoskeletal Pain

    discomfort stemming from muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones.
  • Myalgia

    painful sensation in the muscles.
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes

    muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on trigger points, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. a prime example is the temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome.
  • Neck Pain

    discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. this term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
  • Neuralgia

    intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.
  • Nociceptive Pain

    dull or sharp aching pain caused by stimulated nociceptors due to tissue injury, inflammation or diseases. it can be divided into somatic or tissue pain and visceral pain.
  • Nociceptors

    peripheral afferent neurons which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. their cell bodies reside in the dorsal root ganglia. their peripheral terminals (nerve endings) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the central nervous system.
  • Orobanchaceae

    the broom-rape plant family of the order lamiales.
  • Pain

    an unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by nerve endings of nociceptive neurons.
  • Pain Clinics

    facilities providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative services for patients with severe chronic pain. these may be free-standing clinics or hospital-based and serve ambulatory or inpatient populations. the approach is usually multidisciplinary. these clinics are often referred to as "acute pain services". (from br med bull 1991 jul;47(3):762-85)
  • Pain Insensitivity, Congenital

    a syndrome characterized by indifference to pain despite the ability to distinguish noxious from non-noxious stimuli. absent corneal reflexes and intellectual disability may be associated. familial forms with autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been described. (adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
  • Pain Management

    a form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.
  • Pain Measurement

    scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
  • Pain Perception

    the process by which pain is recognized and interpreted by the brain.
  • Pain Threshold

    amount of stimulation required before the sensation of pain is experienced.
  • Pain, Intractable

    persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.
  • Pain, Postoperative

    pain during the period after surgery.
  • Pain, Procedural

    pain associated with examination, treatment or procedures.
  • Pain, Referred

    a type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the vagus nerve, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.
  • Paint

    an emulsion of solid color which when spread over a surface leaves a thin decorative and or protective coating.
  • Paintings

    works of art formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface. (getty att)
  • Paresthesia

    subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    a syndrome characterized by retropatellar or peripatellar pain resulting from physical and biochemical changes in the patellofemoral joint. the pain is most prominent when ascending or descending stairs, squatting, or sitting with flexed knees. there is a lack of consensus on the etiology and treatment. the syndrome is often confused with (or accompanied by) chondromalacia patellae, the latter describing a pathological condition of the cartilage and not a syndrome.
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain

    discomfort associated with the bones that make up the pelvic girdle. it occurs frequently during pregnancy.
  • Pelvic Pain

    pain in the pelvic region of genital and non-genital origin.
  • Phantom Limb

    perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. the majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (from neurol clin 1998 nov;16(4):919-36; brain 1998 sep;121(pt 9):1603-30)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    a syndrome characterized by severe burning pain in an extremity accompanied by sudomotor, vasomotor, and trophic changes in bone without an associated specific nerve injury. this condition is most often precipitated by trauma to soft tissue or nerve complexes. the skin over the affected region is usually erythematous and demonstrates hypersensitivity to tactile stimuli and erythema. (adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p1360; pain 1995 oct;63(1):127-33)
  • REM Sleep Parasomnias

    abnormal behavioral or physiologic events that are associated with rem sleep, including rem sleep behavior disorder.
  • Shoulder Pain

    unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. it is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.
  • Somatoform Disorders

    disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by another medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. the medically unexplained symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. in contrast to factitious disorders and malingering, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (apa, dsm-v)
  • Somatosensory Disorders

    disorders of sensory information received from superficial and deep regions of the body. the somatosensory system conveys neural impulses which pertain to proprioception, tactile sensation, thermal sensation, pressure sensation, and pain. peripheral nervous system diseases; spinal cord diseases; and brain diseases may be associated with impaired or abnormal somatic sensation.
  • Thyroiditis, Subacute

    spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland, characterized by fever; muscle weakness; sore throat; severe thyroid pain; and an enlarged damaged gland containing giant cells. the disease frequently follows a viral infection.
  • Visceral Pain

    pain originating from internal organs (viscera) associated with autonomic phenomena (pallor; sweating; nausea; and vomiting). it often becomes a referred pain.
  • Vulvodynia

    complex pain syndrome with unknown etiology, characterized by constant or intermittent generalized vulva pain (generalized vulvodynia) or localized burning sensations in the vestibule area when pressure is applied (vestibulodynia, or vulvar vestibulitis syndrome). typically, vulvar tissue with vulvodynia appears normal without infection or skin disease. vulvodynia impacts negatively on a woman's quality of life as it interferes with sexual and daily activities.
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

    the transfer of a neoplasm from one organ or part of the body to another remote from the primary site.
  • Hyperesthesia

    increased sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation due to a diminished threshold or an increased response to stimuli.
  • Urinary Bladder

    a musculomembranous sac along the urinary tract. urine flows from the kidneys into the bladder via the ureters (ureter), and is held there until urination.
  • Ligaments

    shiny, flexible bands of fibrous tissue connecting together articular extremities of bones. they are pliant, tough, and inextensile.
  • Vagus Nerve

    the 10th cranial nerve. the vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
  • EPIC-CP - Hot Flashes or Breast Tenderness|EPIC2-Problem Hot Flash/Breast Tender|EPIC2-Problem Hot Flash/Breast Tender|EPIC210A

    expanded prostate cancer index composite for clinical practice (epic-cp) how big a problem, if any, has each of the following been for you? hot flashes or breast tenderness/enlargement.
  • FACIT-Searchable Item Library Adult Version - Bothered by Mouth Sores/Tenderness|FSIL-Bothered by Mouth Sores/Tenderness|FSIL-Bothered by Mouth Sores/Tenderness|FSIL0003

    functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-searchable item library adult version (facit-searchable item library adult version) i am bothered by mouth sores or tenderness.
  • FACIT-Searchable Item Library Adult Version - Have Breast Sensitivity/Tenderness|FSIL-Have Breast Sensitivity/Tenderness|FSIL-Have Breast Sensitivity/Tenderness|FSIL0312

    functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-searchable item library adult version (facit-searchable item library adult version) i have breast sensitivity/tenderness.
  • FIQR - Tenderness to Touch|FIQR01-Tenderness to Touch|FIQR01-Tenderness to Touch|FIQR0119

    revised fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) please rate your level of tenderness to touch.
  • Have Breast Sensitivity or Tenderness|I have breast sensitivity/tenderness

    a question about whether an individual has or had breast sensitivity or tenderness.
  • Have Pain, Tenderness, or Discomfort in Breast|Do you have pain, tenderness, or discomfort in your breast

    a question about whether an individual has or had pain, tenderness or discomfort in their breast.
  • Have Tenderness, Discomfort, or Pain of Skin in Treatment Area|Do you have any tenderness, discomfort or pain of your skin in the treatment area

    a question about whether an individual has or had any tenderness, discomfort, or pain of the skin in the treatment area.
  • Have Tenderness|Have you experienced tenderness

    a question about whether an individual has or had tenderness.
  • How Big a Problem is Breast Tenderness or Enlargement|Breast tenderness/enlargement

    a question about an individual's assessment of how big a problem breast tenderness or enlargement has been.
  • How Much Bothered by Tenderness in Affected Breast or Chest Area|Tenderness in the breast or chest area

    a question about how bothered an individual is by tenderness in their breast or chest area.
  • How Much Bothered by Tenderness in Affected Underarm, Arm, or Hand|Tenderness in the underarm, arm or hand

    a question about how bothered an individual is by tenderness in their affected underarm, arm, or hand.
  • How Often Experienced Tenderness in Your Breast Area|Tenderness in your breast area

    a question about how often an individual has experienced tenderness in their breast area.
  • How Often had Breast Tenderness|How often have you had breast tenderness

    a question about often an individual had breast tenderness.
  • Motion Tenderness Indicator|MTENDIND

    an indication as to whether there are symptoms of motion tenderness.
  • PRO-CTCAE V1.0 - Breast Swelling&Tenderness Severity|PT01-Breast Swelling&Tenderness Severity|PT01-Breast Swelling&Tenderness Severity|PT01072A

    patient-reported outcomes version of the common terminology criteria for adverse events item library version 1.0 (pro-ctcae v1.0) in the last 7 days, what was the severity of your breast area enlargement or tenderness at its worst?
  • SIQR - Tenderness to Touch|SIQR01-Tenderness to Touch|SIQR01-Tenderness to Touch|SIQR0119

    symptom impact questionnaire (siqr) please rate your level of tenderness to touch.
  • Tenderness

    discomfort elicited through touch or pressure.
  • Tenderness Indicator|TNDRIND|TNDRIND

    an indicator as to whether the subject has symptoms of tenderness.
  • Worst Severity Past Seven Days Breast Area Enlargement or Tenderness|In the past 7 days, what was the severity of your breast area enlargement or tenderness at its worst

    a question about an individual's observation of the worst severity they have experienced related to breast area enlargement or tenderness over the past seven days.
  • Worst Severity Past Seven Days Breast Enlargement or Tenderness|In the last 7 days, what was the SEVERITY of your BREAST AREA ENLARGEMENT OR TENDERNESS at its WORST|Worst Severity Last Seven Days Breast Enlargement or Tenderness|Worst Severity Last Seven Days Breast Enlargement or Tenderness

    a question about an individual's observation of the worst severity they have experienced related to breast area enlargement or tenderness in the past seven days.
  • Cramping Pain

    a sense of discomfort or distress that is spasmodic or clenching.
  • Have Cramping Pain in Your Arm|Cramping pain in your arm

    a question about whether an individual experiences or experienced cramping pain in their arm.
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Cramping Pain|SFMP2-Cramping Pain|SFMP2-Cramping Pain|SFMP205

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) cramping pain.
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Splitting Pain|SFMP2-Splitting Pain|SFMP2-Splitting Pain|SFMP211

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) splitting pain.
  • Splitting Pain

    an intense sensation of discomfort or distress that feels like being cut apart.
  • Crushing Pain

    a sense of discomfort or distress that is squeezing or excessively compressing.
  • Burning Chest Pain|Burning Pain

    the sensation of chest pain described as an intense discomfort, similar to that experience as a result of a thermal burn, distinct from sharp, stabbing or aching, often related to nerves; sometimes used to describe gastric or esophageal pain.
  • Burning Pain

    a sensation of intensely hot or searing discomfort.
  • Have Shooting or Burning Pain in Fingers or Hands|Did you have shooting or burning pain in your fingers or hands

    a question about whether an individual has or had shooting or burning pain in their fingers or hands.
  • Have Shooting or Burning Pain in Toes or Feet|Did you have shooting or burning pain in your toes or feet

    a question about whether an individual has or had shooting or burning pain in their toes or feet.
  • MNSI - Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI1-Ever Have Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI1-Ever Have Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI102

    michigan neuropathy screening instrument (mnsi) history; do you ever have any burning pain in your legs and/or feet?
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Hot-burning Pain|SFMP2-Hot-burning Pain|SFMP2-Hot-burning Pain|SFMP207

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) hot-burning pain.
  • Pain Crisis

    an event in which the patient reports pain that is severe, uncontrolled, and causing distress for the patient, family members, or both.
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Shooting Pain|SFMP2-Shooting Pain|SFMP2-Shooting Pain|SFMP202

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) shooting pain.
  • Shooting Pain

    an intense sensation of discomfort or distress that radiates from one location to another sharply.
  • Have Stabbing Pain in Your Arm|Stabbing pain in your arm

    a question about whether an individual experiences or experienced stabbing pain in their arm.
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Stabbing Pain|SFMP2-Stabbing Pain|SFMP2-Stabbing Pain|SFMP203

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) stabbing pain.
  • Stabbing Pain

    an intense sensation of discomfort or distress that is sharp and feels as though a knife has penetrated an anatomical location.
  • Bothered by Sore Muscles|Bothered by Muscle Soreness|Have you, during the past week, been bothered by sore muscles

    a question about whether an individual is or was bothered by sore muscles.
  • Extent Have Soreness in Mouth|Extent of Soreness in Mouth|Have you had soreness in your mouth

    a question about the extent to which an individual has or had soreness in their mouth.
  • FACIT-Searchable Item Library Adult Version - Pain/Soreness/Aches in Some Muscles|FSIL-Pain/Soreness/Aches in Some Muscles|FSIL-Pain/Soreness/Aches in Some Muscles|FSIL0420

    functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-searchable item library adult version (facit-searchable item library adult version) i feel pain, soreness or aches in some of my muscles.
  • Feel Pain, Soreness, or Aches in Some Areas of Body|I feel pain, soreness or aches in some areas of my body

    a question about whether an individual feels or felt pain, soreness, or aches in some areas of their body.
  • Have Vaginal Soreness|Soreness|Vaginal Soreness

    a question about whether an individual has or had vaginal soreness.
  • Have Vulvar Soreness|Soreness|Vulvar Soreness

    a question about whether an individual has or had vulvar soreness.
  • KDQOL-36 Version 1 - Bothered by Soreness in Muscles|KDQ1-Bothered by Soreness in Muscles|KDQ1-Bothered by Soreness in Muscles|KDQ117

    kidney disease and quality of life-36 version 1 (kdqol-36 version 1) during the past 4 weeks, to what extent were you bothered by each of the following: soreness in your muscles?
  • PHQ Screener Version - Muscle Tension|PHQ03-Muscle Tension/Aches/Soreness|PHQ03-Muscle Tension/Aches/Soreness|PHQ0305D

    patient health questionnaire screener version (phq screener version) over the last 4 weeks, how often have you been bothered by muscle tension, aches, or soreness?
  • Pregnancy Related Breast Soreness|Pregnancy Breast Soreness

    the tenderness of the breasts during pregnancy due to changes in the hormonal levels and increased breast tissue growth.
  • Soreness

    a dull achy pain.
  • Dull Chest Pain|Dull Pain

    the sensation of chest pain described as a mild or blunted discomfort.
  • Dull Pain

    a sensation of discomfort or distress that is non-specific or without clear boundaries.
  • How Often Experienced Sharp Pains in Your Breast Area|Sharp pains in your breast area

    a question about how often an individual has experienced sharp pains in their breast area.
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Sharp Pain|SFMP2-Sharp Pain|SFMP2-Sharp Pain|SFMP204

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) sharp pain.
  • Sharp Chest Pain|Sharp Pain

    the sensation of chest pain described as a stabbing feeling.
  • Sharp Pain

    a sensation of discomfort or distress that is distinct and intensely focused.
  • Radiating Pain

    a sensation of discomfort or distress that spreads from one anatomic location to another.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Acute pain NOS
  • Generalized pain NOS
  • Pain NOS

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified G89
  • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
  • abdomen pain R10
  • back pain M54.9
  • breast pain N64.4
  • chest pain R07.1 R07.9
  • ear pain H92.0
  • eye pain H57.1
  • headache R51.9
  • joint pain M25.5
  • limb pain M79.6
  • lumbar region pain M54.5
  • pelvic and perineal pain R10.2
  • shoulder pain M25.51
  • spine pain M54
  • throat pain R07.0
  • tongue pain K14.6
  • tooth pain K08.8
  • renal colic N23
  • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors F45.41

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert R52 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 338.19 - Acute pain NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
  • ICD-9-CM Code: 780.96 - Generalized pain
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


Pain

Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, pelvis, or you may feel pain all over.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. If you never felt pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment.

There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic pain. Chronic pain lasts for a long time, and can cause severe problems.

Pain is not always curable, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on the cause and type of pain. There are drug treatments, including pain relievers. There are also non-drug treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.