At Blackpool Physiotherapy Clinic, we regularly see people who describe their pain as ‘chronic’. A lot of people think this is bad or severe pain but it really means pain that goes on longer then we expect it to. Chronic or persistent pain is pain that lasts longer than normal healing time. It does not mean ongoing damage even though it may feel like that. In the clinic, we regularly meet people who are frustrated, anxious and have lost hope because of the continuous pain they experience. “Coping with pain” or “feeling you’ve developed a high tolerance for pain” takes strength but often we see it leaves people debilatated, feeling isolated from others and suffering in silence.