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Pain Management: virtual physical therapy and exercises for pain relief

Pain management shouldn’t be complicated. So we simplified it. Now you can get the care you need to manage your pain anywhere, anytime with Hinge Health.

Woman doing exercise at home

What is Hinge Health?

Hinge Health is a digital clinic for joint and muscle pain. Our program is designed to help people experiencing pain get the relief they need so they can get their life back. And do more of the things they enjoy, every day. 

What makes us different from other pain management programs such as traditional physical therapy is that our program is 100% digital. That means our members get their care through our app. By doing this, it’s much easier for them to get the relief they need. 

Understanding pain management

Pain management helps people in pain get relief, while also helping the body get better and heal. It can also help to improve their quality of life. 

There are different types of approaches to pain management. 

Common types include:  

  • Medications 

  • Ice/heat therapy

  • Acupressure

  • Chiropractic

  • Gentle types of movement such as walking

Pain management at Hinge Health

At Hinge Health, our approach to pain management is built around getting people moving and keeping them‌ moving – on their own terms. What sets us apart from a traditional pain management program is our focus on transforming the body so that it’s stronger. This allows us to try and address the root cause of pain or ‌an injury and not just treat the symptoms. 

We help our members do this with online exercise therapy that’s personalized to them.  The best part is they can do it anywhere they're comfortable, like at home or gym, when it works for them. 

All they need is our mobile app to get their online pain management plan that’s centered around them. Plus, they have access to a licensed physical therapist to help them reach their pain relief goals. And a dedicated health coach to help them stay on track. 

Overcome joint or muscle pain with a Hinge Health physical therapist

Movement is medicine

Hinge Health members who do at least three sessions a week reduce their pain on average by

  • 32% after one week

  • 44% after three weeks 

  • 58% after six weeks

*2019 internal analysis of Hinge Health data on chronic knee and back program participants.¹

Pain management for every body

We have programs to treat everything from persistent back pain to neck pain that comes and goes. And on average, our members experience 68% reduction in their pain after 12 weeks.¹

No matter where you have pain, we have you covered

Get expert care from head to toe.
  • Neck & Upper Back
    Reduce stress in your neck and upper back to improve your posture and range of motion.
  • Shoulders
    Relieve pain and stiffness in your shoulders to easily lift your arms and reach behind you.
  • Elbows, Forearms, Wrists & Hands
    Improve joint stability in your elbows and relieve tension to keep your wrists and hands flexible.
  • Lower Back & Hips
    Strengthen muscles from your lower back to your hips to sit, stand, and move with greater stability.
  • Pelvic region
    Reduce pelvic pain, improve bladder and bowel control, increase pelvic and core muscle strength and control.
  • Thighs & Knees
    Build strength in your thighs and knees to improve flexibility and increase your mobility.
  • Shins & Calves
    Strengthen and restore calf muscle strength to help treat and prevent shin splints and reduce pain.
  • Ankles & Feet
    Reduce pain, improve your balance, and build muscle to better support your ankles and feet.

When you should see a healthcare provider about your pain

It can be hard to tell when you need to see a health care provider about your pain, especially if it’s chronic (pain that lasts longer than three months). 

You may want to seek care from a health care provider if: 

  • You have to take more medication than normal to get relief 

  • It affects how your sleep or disrupts your daily activities

  • Your chronic pain gets worse with time

  • You experience any type of severe chest pain – get care immediately

  • Any new type of acute pain (type of onset pain that lasts less than three months) that limits your mobility or causes intense discomfort, such as broken leg or neck sprain

What getting pain relief on your own terms feels like

Five things to expect when you join Hinge Health

  1. Confirm if your employer or insurance provider covers this benefit.

  2. If you’re eligible, tell us ‌about your pain so we can match you with the right program.

  3. Download our free app. And show us how you move by doing a few gentle exercises.

  4. Get your personalized program to manage your pain.

  5. Meet your physical therapist and health coach. They’ll help and support you during your program.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. In a study of chronic knee and back program participants. Bailey JF, et al. Digital Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: 10,000 Participant Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(5):e18250.