The Department of Rheumatology at Queen Alexandra Hospital will run a “no time for pain” workshop on Saturday 15 September 2018

Many people who have some form of arthritis or connective tissue disease may be living with chronic/ persistent pain. Pain is described as chronic/ persistent when it lasts three to six months or longer.  For people living with arthritis and connective tissue disease the pain can be with them constantly or it may come and go.

Chronic pain can make it hard to perform daily activities like cleaning the house, dressing, or looking after their children.

Also during the workshop you will:

  • Meet other people who understand what it is like to live with long term pain.
  • Understand the pain and why it becomes long-term
  • Learn new ways of managing everyday activities
  • Improve balance. Get fitter and stronger, and more flexible
  • Make better use of medication
  • Communicate more clearly about pain
  • Prepare a plan for times when pain flares up

Read further information on the No time for pain patient and partner/family/carer workshop

Attendance at the workshop is free – to register email