Persistent – or ongoing – pain is a common feature of many muscle, joint and medical bone conditions and injuries. But knowing what causes your discomfort and the best ways to handle the symptoms can help you return to normal activities, including work.
These Understanding pain video clips explain
- why you get persistent pain and how to control it
- why you should avoid taking opiod painkillers to ease pain.
The Pain toolkit is a handy guide that takes you through some of the things that can help you to manage persistent pain.
Physiotherapy exercises can also make a lot of difference. Arthritis Research UK has practical advice on exercises to manage pain, while our Keeping healthy section explains things you can do to stay active.