September is National Pain Awareness Month. There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. As the names suggest, acute pain is a condition lasting anywhere from a couple days to weeks, while chronic pain can endure for months or even years. Physical and Occupational Therapy can help address both of these types of pain with exercise, manual therapy, modalities, stretching, and education. Therapy can address pain caused by arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, sports injuries and nerve pain.