Activity Level Tracker

For most pain sufferers, a day of heavy activity can significantly increase pain levels. For others, not getting enough movement and activity can bring on pain from stiff joints and muscles. Now you can get a better idea of where you land in this spectrum by tracking your activity intensity throughout the day.

Diary Entry Input

For this tracker, we use a simple slider control to indicate your activity level on a range of 1 to 10.

Generally you’ll use this to record the average activity level since your last diary entry, or if you are only doing a single entry per day then enter a daily average activity level.

The exact definition of what is a 2 versus a 4 on the activity scale is up to you. Just try and be consistent in your application of those definitions over time.

Summary Report Graph Samples

Activity Level vs Time

This graph shows all of your reported activity levels for the period in blue. This is overlaid with the reported pain intensity levels for the same period, shown in red.

You can use this graph to look for any degree of correlation between your pain and activity levels.

Activity Level Frequency

This bar chart shows the frequency for each Activity Level based on the Tracker data.

This graph can indicate how much overall activity you are experiencing. In particular, it can be helpful to compare this graph from one reporting period to another to see if your overall activity levels are going up or down and how/if this correlates to changes in your pain levels.

Pain Level vs Activity Level

In this graph, your activity level data is cross-referenced with pain intensity level data reported in the same diary entries in order to show the range of pain levels you experienced for a given range of activity levels.

Your plot may show something similar to the sample on the right where as activity levels increased, so did the pain levels. You can even use this graph to estimate an activity level limit you want to observe in order to avoid excessive pain levels.