Logging your pain is a cornerstone in the Painscale App, as it may help you and your doctor to understand the nature of the pain, allowing for a potentially more effective treatment. In this latest release, the Insights functionality of the App has been improved with three new charts that present a more detailed picture of your pain journey. These charts not only give actionable insights and they also help you visualize the pain log data in a more effective way. Painscale is committed to continue to add more actionable insights and interactive charts, based on your pain log data in the future.
Keeping track of the effects of weather as it relates to your pain, provides patients with more insight into triggers and causes of pain. By taking into consideration the temperature, humidity and pressure, which can be accessed by scrolling horizontally, more information about environmental causes of pain are made available. Though it may not be possible to actively change your environment or the weather, being aware of the effects of the weather on pain provides the patient with a greater understanding and knowledge about the nature of their pain.
By tracking the change in pain intensity, more data is made available to patients and doctors. By recording the change in pain in addition to other aspects such as time or activity level, a more comprehensive view of the pain is provided. By horizontally scrolling, log details are conveniently made available, allowing for the user to view possible causes of changes in pain intensity. Awareness of changes in pain intensity may be useful as trends may be identified whether it be a lessening of pain indicating recovery, or an increase in pain signaling a deteriorating condition that needs more attention.
By logging your pain consistently throughout the week, you may find a better understanding of the source and cause of the pain. Day to day logs may allow the patient to consider the pain experienced with a timetable that may yield specific patterns. By examining different logs as they relate to time, the causes of the pain may be easier to avoid or manage. This feature may also help ensure that logs are made daily, as consistent pain logs are more helpful than sporadic or inconsistent logs.