Shooting And Stabbing

What is the difference between shooting pain and stabbing pain? I am reasonably intelligent and have a passable command of the English language but I have no idea what the answer to that question is.

I have a history of being annoyed with the medical profession (see here and here for examples why), but am I alone in lacking adjectives to describe my pain. When asked I struggle to answer if my pain is radiating, tingling, aching, sharp, burning, stinging, twinging, or throbbing. I filled out one of those forms you do on a first visit today and it asked me to circle where I hurt and check off the boxes that described my pain. Stabbing and shooting were separate boxes. When you keep poking that spot it makes me want to punch you right in your stupid face. So not shooting or stabbing. I would describe my pain as punching. What does it say about that in your desk reference?

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