Living with Chronic Pain

Daily Living

Chronic pain affects all parts of an individual's life, including activities of daily living. This means that pain can get in the way of everything from showering, dressing and other personal hygiene issues, preparing meals, and mobility.
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Learning strategies to help make daily activities easier can help reduce pain and save energy. These strategies can include everything from: pacing, planning, prioritizing, finding items/tools that can help with specific tasks (ie. shoe horns or jar openers) and using mobility devices. It can also include breaking activities down into smaller, more manageable tasks.