A number of conditions and injuries can cause nasal pain. Working with a board-certified ear, nose and throat doctor is the best way to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
An acute injury is a very common cause of pain in this area. In many cases, it’s in the form of a fracture of one or more of the nasal bones, leading to pain, swelling and bleeding. This form of trauma typically happens while playing sports, during an assault, or as the result of an accident.
A nasal polyp is the most common type of growth that develops within the nose. It is often benign (not cancerous) and may cause pain as it increases in size. In addition, polyps tend to accompany other symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose and a diminished sense of smell.