Is it normal for me to feel pain when hearing about other people's pain?

I have sympathy pains. It isn't the kind that happens when your partner is pregnant and you feel their pain, since I am not married or in any sort of long term relationship. Instead, either when hearing someone describe some sort of painful event or injury, when seeing some sort of disability that affects the way someone's body looks (like sirenomelia or Proteus syndrome) or when seeing some sort of injury, I feel pain in my shins and feet, mostly around my joints and bizarrely enough my bones. Sometimes it gets bad enough to where I can't stand without feeling like my legs are about to collapse. Is this normal? Do other people also feel this sort of sympathy pains?

Is It Normal?
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