Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

ESCAPE-pain app


The ESCAPE-pain app is a free resource produced in the NHS by the Health Innovation Network and Salaso Solutions Ltd. It is available on Apple and Android smartphones, and tablets. It complements the well-established face-to-face programme (that is being delivered in over 160 across the United Kingdom).

The ESCAPE-pain app is intended to be used as a support tool for people who have already attended the face-to-face programme and serves as an aide memoir to enable participants to continue to exercise safely in their homes afterwards. The app also helps people access the programme if they are unable to attend a class or don't have a class nearby.

The app contains:

  • ​Exercise videos: simple and easy to follow exercise videos with clear instructions. They have been developed to show people how to do exercises safely in their own homes
  • Educational videos: engaging animations that give simple advice and information to help people learn about how to better manage their condition
  • Individual progress chart: to track progress and exercise completion to see improvements over time.​

Please note: The ESCAPE-pain app is a support tool, provided for reference only. It is therefore not to be used as the sole basis for treatment, prescription and care of your condition and health. It should be used in conjunction with the advice and professional judgment of your GP or other healthcare practitioner.

To download, search for 'escape pain' on the App Store or Google Play. 



Web page last reviewed: 26 July 2019 

Web page last updated: 17 April 2019