There are a plethora of mobile apps that can be used manage chronic pain, most of them being tracking apps and diaries.
These apps allow users to record and track daily pain symptoms, which could help them figure out possible triggers of their pain, and let them see if the treatments for pain are working.
Most of these apps don't just track pain, but can also track other important things, such as mood, medication use, nutrition, and even weather that can also trigger pain or make it worse.
Here, we listed some of the most popular apps for recording and tracking pain.
One of the most popular apps for chronic pain management is made by reliable and trusted resource of medical information – WebMD.
Their Pain Coach app is specially designed and customized to help people with several chronic pain conditions, including back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Users with a different type of pain can also use the app to track pain levels, set goals, and get pain management tips, articles, and videos in the four easy-to-use sections of the app.
WebMD Pain Coach is free to use on Android and iOS devices.
My Pain Diary App
My Pain Diary app is another popular app for tracking not only pain but also symptoms of over 60 chronic health conditions. It is fully customizable to suit every user's specific tracking needs.
My Pain Diary app makes tracking easier by saving all of the users' entries to a fully searchable History. It also features the color-coded calendar to help users remember important information.
It is one of those apps that also includes weather information to help users learn how much humidity, barometric pressure, temperature, precipitation affect their pain and condition.
My Pain Diary app allows users to compare multiple conditions and metrics on a single, interactive graph, and to share all important information with their doctor.
The app is available on iPhone and Android. However, it's not free. It costs $4.99 to download and use.
Catch My Pain App
In order to treat pain effectively, medical experts recommend patients to keep a diary. CatchMyPain app follows that advice and helps their users record and track their pain and connect with similar patients.
The app features a body model that patients can use to draw the location and the intensity of their pain. Furthermore, patients can use Catch My Pain app to describe the type of pain, track their mood, stress, fatigue, record your medication use, and much more.
Catch My Pain is available on Android and iOS devices for free.
FibroMapp is a comprehensive 8-in-1 app for tracking and management of chronic pain. It helps people gain more knowledge and control over their condition.
The app is suitable for people with fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, arthritis, ME/CFS/SEID and CRPS, although other users can find it useful as well.
Besides pain trackers, Fibromapp also includes Medications Tracker with reminders that enables users to track all their medications in one place and Sleep Tracker that records sleep and waking times featuring them on a chart.
It is easy to use app that is available on iOS and Android for $2.99.
Chronic Pain Tracker App
Chronic Pain Tracker app is a complete health monitoring solution that enables users to record their pain history with 19 unique health metrics categories, including pain triggers, intensity, location, effective treatments, medication tracker, sleep, fatigue, and much more.
The app allows users to review all data they track in a Summary Report that can be exported to PDF and shared with their doctor.
Chronic Pain Tracker app is available in two versions, Lite which is free of cost and lack some of the features, and Pro which costs $9.99. It's not available on Android.
Manage My Pain App
Android users can check Manage My Pain app, which is exclusively available on this platform as free Lite version and Pro version that costs around 3 bucks.
The app lets people with fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, and other conditions track their pain using a simple and customizable user interface, get insight into their condition through statistics, charts, graphs, and calendar views, and sync with the cloud to keep their records and all their devices up to date.
Manage My Pain app also allows users to share evidence-based reports for diagnosis, treatment, and claims with their doctors.
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Pain Tracker & Diary App by Nanolume
Pain Tracker & Diary app by Nanolume is the interactive pain-tracking diary that enables users to easily track, analyze, and map up to 12 individually distinct types of pain every day.
Knowing what types of pain a person is suffering with, can help healthcare professionals to give a more accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan accordingly.
Nanolume app is initially free to download on Android and iOS devices, but it contains in-app purchase that unlocks additional features.
The important part of chronic pain management is a pharmacological therapy, that usually includes painkiller and NSAID medications. However, staying adherent to a medication regimen isn't easy, especially without some kind of reminder.
While many pain-tracker apps include medication trackers and reminders, it is a good idea having a specialized pill reminder app installed on your phone. We have already reviewed several pill reminder apps that people with chronic pain can find useful.
MediSafe Pill Reminder app is probably the best pill reminder app in the bunch, which is available for free on Android and iOS devices.
It is a straightforward medication reminder and tracker app that is designed for both patients, caregivers and their doctors.
While not exactly the pain tracker app, people with chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ADHD and other conditions can use TracknShare to manage their pain.
TracknShare is mainly a symptom tracker that also offers self-help, coaching, teaching, and health care tips.
Besides tracking, TracknShare app also allows users to add notes, to view graphs, spot trends and share their results.
TracknShare is available only on iOS devices and it costs $4.99 to download and use.
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