The Accidental Athlete

“I Think I Did Something Really Bad To My Leg.”

How My Chronic Pain Started

“This type of bursitis is common in some sports,” the physical therapist said during our first session. “Are you an athlete?”

Pain Management

Having done extensive research on chronic pain during my career as a medical writer, I was already well aware of its complications: depression, anxiety, falls, sleep disorders, substance abuse, lifelong disability, and other fallout. What I wasn’t prepared for is how lonely it is to be in constant pain.

Chronic Pain Warrior

My world has become very small since chronic pain became my reality. I’m fifty-three and feel eighty-three. My mom, who has arthritis in both knees and a hip, sometimes needs to slow down for me when we walk.