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Sean Paul Carroll

Running for persistent pain

I am running a marathon in October for Pain Concern because of the fantastic support and info they provide.

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Pain Concern

We provide information and support to people living with long term pain

Charity Registration No. SC023559

Story

Persistent pain is the largest cause of disability globally and about 20% of the UK live with the condition. Unlike the pain when you stub your toe or pull a muscle, it is normally less to do with a physical reason as it persists longer than the typical healing times for the body. Making it all the more hard to understand. You can find out a bit more about how we think it works here: https://youtu.be/ikUzvSph7Z4 

In my role as a physio I have met some fantastic people working toward managing their pain: Imagine having a niggling ache or a sharp severe pain through your day, every day, and having to stop doing things you value, or persist through it. It can be hard to find a balance so you can live life well with pain.

Pain Concern is a charitable organisation who are a community for those with chronic pain. They run information workshops, a helpline, provide many online resources and information that I often direct people to, and it is all the more helpful because many of the volunteers have persistent pain themselves. 

All I would ask is that if you donate a coffee or pint, that you might have bought me, to help raise some money for the fantastic work that Pain Concern do. 

If you know someone with persistent pain please show them www.painconcern.org.uk

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  • The last time I ran (a 10km!) not quite 42 km ...
  • The route

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