Tips for Dealing with Chronic Pain
Our Founder and inventor of the Uccello Kettle, Andy De Petra, had chronic pain caused by Arthritis in his hands. Andy invented our Uccello Kettle to assist him in pouring hot water safely without having to lift and pour which he found too painful. We are thankful to Andy, as due to his invention thousands of people with chronic pain have one less thing to worry about and can have a little more independence in their home.
When you first develop Chronic Pain, or are diagnosed with a pain condition, your doctor may be able to provide you with information about the condition, treatment options and an estimated prognosis. But it can be tricky to know exactly what life with chronic pain will entail, and how it will affect you day to day. Learning how to navigate your everyday activities with pain usually happens after much trial and error.
We all make mistakes but there are some more common than others. We were delighted to find some tips in the chronic pain community, advice many pain veterans wish they understood at the beginning of their journey.
The Mighty community shared common mistakes to hopefully help make the learning curve a bit easier for others with chronic pain.
Here’s what their community shared as the most common mistakes people make with chronic pain.
1. Ignoring the pain.
2. Justifying your actions to others.
3. Not recognizing how your limits and abilities have changed.
4. Expecting the pain condition to “just” involve physical symptoms.
5. Not taking your health seriously.
6. Hiding your pain and symptoms from others.
7. Not listening to your body.
8. Pushing people away.
9. Downplaying your symptoms so others don’t feel “uncomfortable”.
10. Feeling guilty.
11. Pushing through the pain.
12. Thinking you’re better after a “good” day.
13. Listening to others’ opinions about how you should manage your illness.
14. Not asking for help.
15. Putting other people before your health.
16. Not being proactive in treating pain flares.
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