5 Pain-Friendly Products You Need to Know About

Fix daily struggles with these self-management tools


Sufferers of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, back or neck pain, and neuropathic pain know all too well the daily struggle of trying to handle everyday tasks without causing flare-ups. Luckily, many companies are working to make life easier for people with chronic pain conditions. Portable, wearable, and easy-to-use products can offer a helping hand when it’s needed most. From tools and gadgets to ointments and creams, here are six pain-friendly products that anyone seeking relief should know about.

1. Arthritis - Clip Grip

For those struggling with gripping and holding drink containers like bottles and tumblers, a universal attachment called the “Clip Grip” (Milwaukee, WI) has made the process easier for those suffering from joint pain and arthritis. The device features a silicon handle with a belt-and-clasp system, an all-in-one tool that keeps drinks hotter and colder longer as well. Frequent reassembly is not required, providing a benefit to those with chronic joint pain.

Cost: $7.50
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2. Headache/Migraine - IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow  

If you’re a frequent sufferer of headaches and migraines and are in the market for a good eye-mask sleep aid, consider trying the IMAX Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow (Brownmed, Spirit Lake, IA). This comfortable mask is a must for migraine sufferers, featuring smooth ergoBeads that claim to massage the eyes and block light. The mask may be stored in the freezer for cooling nighttime pain relief.

Cost: $12.99
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BONUS: Nerivio Migra, a smartphone-controlled neuromodulation device for the acute treatment of migraines, was recently approved by FDA (slated for release in late 2019). Attached to the arm (below the shoulder), it is a clinically-tested wearable suited to be worn everywhere and at any time. Visit https://theranica.com/ to learn more.

3. Back Pain/Knee Pain – Upeasy Seat Assist

From Carex Health Products (Sioux Falls, SD), the Upeasy Seat Assist mechanical seat cushion aims to support those who have trouble getting up from a seated position. The portable product can be used on nearly every seated surface and can support weights of up to 220 lbs (the Plus models can support up to 340 lbs). This tool may also be useful for caregivers, those who have had a major replacement surgery, those with vertigo or who have other neuropathic conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease.

Cost: $142.49
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4. Chronic Pain - iTENS Technology 

Wearables and other technology are the wave of the future as more of these gadgets are developed to help treat chronic pain. Companies like iTENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Akron, OH) provide a drug-free alternative to managing pain by sending signals through the skin to nerve endings in order to suppress pain. A corresponding smartphone app tracks the device’s results.

Cost: $99.99
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5. Back pain/posture - Lumo Lift Posture Coach 

Posture is important, and can lead to back pain in those that slouch. Wearables such as the Lumo Lift (Lumo, Mountain View, CA) act as a personal posture coach that vibrates and buzzes when you’re losing your straight-up look. Good for work or on the go, the Lumo Lift promises to help users stand taller and look better, practicing a confident stature. View PPM's Smart Patient's Guide to posture and managing pain in the workplace.

Cost: $99.99

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Have you discovered a pain-friendly product you’d like to share? Send ideas to PPM Product Editor Steven Aliano.


Updated on: 05/31/19
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