Logging your pain in the PainScale App can help you and your health care provider better understand the nature of your pain, which can produce a sufficient treatment plan. The insights functionality of the App has been improved with three new charts that present a detailed picture of your pain journey. These charts give valuable observations and assist with visualizing the pain log data effectively. PainScale is committed to continue adding insightful and interactive charts based on the pain log data in the future.
Tracking the effects of weather as it relates to pain provides individuals with awareness of pain triggers. Information about environmental causes of pain are made available by taking into consideration the temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, which can be accessed by scrolling horizontally. Though it may be impossible to actively change your environment or the weather, being aware of their effects on pain provides individuals with a greater understanding and additional knowledge about the nature of their pain.
Data is made available to individuals and health care professionals by tracking changes in pain intensity. A comprehensive view of pain is also provided by recording the change in pain during certain times, activity levels, weather changes, medicine intake, etc. Log details are conveniently made available by horizontally scrolling, allowing the user to view possible causes of changes in pain intensity. Awareness of these changes may be beneficial in determining trends, whether it be a lessening of pain indicating recovery, or an increase in pain signaling a deteriorating condition that needs additional medical attention.
By logging your pain consistently throughout the week, you may find an improved understanding of the source and cause of pain. Day to day logs can also allow the patient to consider the level of pain experienced with a timetable to 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 can also help ensure that logs are made daily, as consistent pain logs are more beneficial than sporadic or inconsistent logs.