Utah State University Extension
Chronic pain is perhaps the most pervasive medical issue in the United States. The long-term impacts of chronic pain often cause individuals to reduce or eliminate physical activity. Chronic pain can impact physical, mental, and emotional well-being, which can limit daily activity and quality of life. The purpose of this fact sheet is to address the common barriers to being physically active with chronic pain and provide suggestions for safe ways to be physically active even when chronic pain is present.
Voss, Maren Wright; Savoie-Roskos, Mateja R.; Coombs, Casey; Murza, Gabriela; Nelson, Cindy; and Withers, Elise, "Exercise and Chronic Pain" (2021). All Current Publications. Paper 2198.