Pain Toolkit for retired Footballers, who live with long-term pain.
This Pain Toolkit....is for retired footballers (men and women) who live with persistent, long-term pain.
A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis.
Like many people I struggled to manage my pain back in the early 1990’s. I was lucky to get myself on a pain management programme, which gave me the information, but more importantly, the confidence to manage my pain, myself.
Since 1997, I haven't had the need to take any pain medication, simply because I still use the information from the programme.
Is it easy? Well it’s like most things, you have to work at it. I’m not an academic guy, but all I can tell you, is that if I can do it, then I know others can.
The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to manage your pain.
It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started.
All you need to be is willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.