Managing Your Pain

10 Exercises for People in Pain

If you're in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise is often the very best way to help lessen the pain and improve your quality of life.
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by Amanda Gardner

If you’re in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise can often help reduce pain and improve your quality of life.

That doesn’t mean it’s easy. The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon to get back to the business of life.

“Everybody can do something,” says Perry Fine, MD, a board member at the American Pain Foundation. Exercise "does actually allow people not only to reduce their perception of pain but to overcome limited functioning.”

Just remember to pace yourself and consult a physical therapist for advice. Here are 10 types of exercise that can help get you moving.

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