Managing your pain at home
It is crucial for your overall health as well as your joints, muscles and bones that you move around and look after yourself. Try different ways to motivate yourself, perhaps by setting yourself a time each day for your exercise or by giving yourself goals to reach. There is a range of websites with advice, information and exercise programmes, many for specific parts of the body. Below are some links to sites which we hope you will find useful. Remember that movement or exercise may be uncomfortable when you start but usually gets easier once you’ve started.
Keep moving – and lower your pain
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has put together information, advice and a range of exercises to help you through these unusual times. These are specific for different parts of your body. Arthritis Action have put together some chair based exercises to help you stay active. They can be found here. There is also a self-management course here.
Some other useful sites: Wave Leisure have a range of exercises to suit most. There is also a suite of exercise programmes for key workers which may be found from the same page. Don’t forget to have a look around the rest of this site for further advice and information. Go to the ‘Patients” main tab and use the drop down menu to find your way around.
Mental health support
The Mental Health Foundation has a special section on how to look after yourself during the covid-19 outbreak, here. Mind also has detailed advice on mental wellbeing. Breathworks has a free course for managing anxiety. Headspace, a mindfulness app, has a new section called “Weathering the storm”. You can find this here. In Crowborough, Dunamis Therapy Hub are offering free support to local people who are over 70 or isolating and vulnerable and some healthcare workers. You can see more details here.
Don’t forget to have a look around the rest of this site for further advice and information. Go to the ‘Patients” main tab and use the drop down menu to find your way around.