Exercising with Pain

When you’re in pain, it can be hard to know what to do for the best, particularly when it comes to exercise. Many people are afraid of doing more damage, while some try to ignore the problem and carry on as normal.

Pain isn’t necessarily a reason to stop exercising altogether. In fact, we know that exercise can, in many situations, help to reduce pain, but it may also be a sign you need to modify your activities.

The resources in this section are designed to help you understand how and why exercise can help your pain and to know when it’s enough or too much.


Avoid Boom and Bust cycle

Movement with pain article

Stronger My Way Campaign


Flippin’ Pain

Flippin’ Pain™ is a public health campaign with a clear goal: To change the way we think about, talk about and treat persistent pain. The Flippin’ Pain website includes a host of self-management resources, real life stories from people living with persistent pain, information about how to better understand pain, webinar and event recordings, and much more!

Flippin’ Pain

The Flippin’ Pain Formula is a selection of resources co-created by people with persistent pain, healthcare professionals, pain scientists and communications experts. It aims to help you make sense of the science behind your pain, and supports you in balancing your own personal persistent pain equation.

Flippin’ Pain Formula


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