We know chronic pain can be life-altering in so many ways. From getting out of bed in the morning or even just getting dressed for the day, your daily routine will be impacted. The pain you’re in can be constant and sometimes intolerable.
It may feel like it sometimes, but you are not alone. We see hundreds of patients come into our clinic who are like you, they’ve suffered for years with pain and they’ve all been told it’s just a part of getting old and to deal with it.
We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like that!
No matter how long you’ve been suffering from chronic pain and the effects it’s had on your life, there are ways to make it better.
It’s a New Year! This is the time of year people like to start their diets and exercise regimes.
You may be thinking that you wish you could, but you’re just in pain all the time and you don’t know where to start.
Well, now you don’t have to struggle!
This blog is all about exercising when you suffer from chronic pain. We discuss if you can exercise when you have chronic pain and how you should begin your exercise safely and how you can maintain your new routine.
Can I Exercise With Chronic Pain?
The good news is, you can! And it’s actually very good for people who suffer from chronic pain.
Exercising with chronic pain can benefit you by reducing the pain you’re in over the long term, making you feel fitter and able to do activities without experiencing the intolerable pain you’re used to, and it can even eliminate issues you’re having with chronic pain.
It’s important to bear in mind that everyone is different and the pain that you’re feeling is going to be different from the next person. Therefore, there is no perfect solution to most of the pain points you’re experiencing. But of course there are things you can do to alleviate some of the pain.
Is It Safe For Me To Exercise With Chronic Pain?
Whether you’re looking to start exercising to reach your New Year goals or you’re returning to exercise after some time off, we suggest that you come into clinic and work with us to create a plan for your exercise.
This is a very important step to make sure you are exercising safely and at the right intensity for the pain you’re experiencing. For example, we would recommend that you don’t just jump into your exercise, you should ease yourself into it and only exercise at the right level of impact.
Jumping into exercise at a high intensity could make your pain worsen or cause you an injury that can put you further back in your progress than you were before.
How Can I Maintain Exercise With Chronic Pain?
After you’ve begun to get used to your new exercise routine, you will experience bad days. As you know, with chronic pain, some days are better than others.
In order to maintain your new routine, you should take every day as it comes. If you’re in too much pain, try some low impact exercise like yoga or light aerobics. If you’re having a great day, push yourself a little more!
Only you know how you feel.
How Can Physical Therapy Help Exercising With Chronic Pain?
It’s common for us to see patients who are struggling to get back into exercise because of their chronic pain, whether it’s hesitancy or the severity of the pain that’s stopping them, we’re always here to help you.
At Manual Concierge PT, we offer people like you who are suffering with chronic pain, a free chronic pain consultation where we can work out the root cause of your pain and discover the best treatment options for you.
Arrange your free chronic pain consultation by filling in our simple webform, or if you would prefer to speak to a member of the team, you can call us on (941) 226-2605
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