Do you want to exercise but find yourself limited because of chronic pain? It can lead to a feeling of hopelessness that’s hard to overcome. But working with a health care professional that not only understands your limitations but also works to help you build a better pain relief program that increases your strength can be essential to healing.
There are lots of options for chronic pain sufferers—low impact exercises such as walking or swimming, even simple stretches. And there are lots of benefits that directly impact how well you’re able to move past, through, and forward with your chronic pain. Those include better sleep, more feel-good endorphins, and reduced risk of anxiety.
If you’re unsure about the role that exercise can play in chronic pain recovery, use this graphic to help sort through some of the facts.
Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network.