Exercise to treat chronic pain

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Exercise is an effective treatment for chronic pain. The video below shows how exercise can reduce pain and demonstrates how to start an exercise program.

To the right are links to strengthening and stretching exercises for specific painful areas. All of these videos and exercises were chosen by University of Iowa physical therapists to help manage your chronic pain.

Exercise for chronic pain instructions

Your health care provider may have sent you home with these instructions. PDF iconPrint them for use during your exercise session.

Last reviewed: 
March 2018

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