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Health ContextPlay
Used when describing someone's health condition, mostly in a negative sense. SlideAfter the surgery, he seemed to ail more than before.
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Longevity IssuesPlay
Often related to long-lasting health problems rather than temporary sickness. SlideHer grandmother ailed with arthritis for many years.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Can imply a worrying or empathetic tone when discussing health. SlideIt's clear the constant pain is ailing him deeply.