Pacing and managing flare-ups

Flare-ups with more pain or tiredness are a common part of living with pain. They can limit your daily activities and your sleeping patterns at night so it helps to plan for them. Flare-up plans means less pain and so better days and nights. Being patient and kind to yourself during setbacks or flare-ups means they will be less stressful and, often, shorter.

Have a look at the video to explore other people’s flare-up plans and ideas.

Pacing is all about learning how to balance the length of time you do things to avoid making your pain worse. Doing this well can help you build strength and stamina and help you reduce how often you experience flare-ups – and how long they last.