Don't confuse these Greek algo-, alg- words with other words that come from the Latin element, alg-, which means "sea weed".
Although a wide variety of drugs are now available to ease physical soreness, it is still a fearful experience, and the prospect of having such physical ordeals makes many people become afflicted with algophobia.
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2. Painful spasm or cramp.