What Individuals in Pain Want from a Digital Health App

We all have particular things that we need in an application before we make it a part of our daily lives. Whether it’s the ease of usability or the newest updates, applications on our mobile devices need to make our lives easier and more convenient. This is especially true for patients suffering from chronic pain.

Let’s take a look at a study that identified the must-have things that patients want in the pain management apps.

Functionality of the App

In the study, subjects were asked to define the functionality components of the app that would be essential. The common consensus is an application for pain management must have the following:

  • Ability to track pain and record information
  • Ability to send that information to a themselves, a loved one, or physician
  • Tools that offer methods on alleviating pain (e.g. – guided meditation)

Above all, patients want abundant information in the following categories:

  • How to improve strength
  • How to increase flexibility
  • How to reverse physiological factors that trigger chronic pain
  • How to alleviate inflammation

Apps for Specific Conditions

While there is an abundance of apps for general health problems, there are few apps for very specific conditions such as arthritis, migraines, back pain, and fibromyalgia.  There is a new app, PainScale, that seeks to improve the journey individuals with pain go through trying to navigate the complex health system.

What the Best Pain Apps Have in Common

Out of the dozens of pain management apps that were reviewed, there were certain characteristics of the most successful and effective apps that shined through.

  • Psychological component for behavioral changes
  • Ability to raise functional awareness
  • Taking the fear out of medical procedures
  • Promotes natural solutions to chronic pain (e.g. – mindfulness meditation)
  • Easy to understand information about chronic pain conditions

Now, There’s an App for That

Meet PainScale, the must-have tool for people in pain looking to find the right treatment for their condition.  The only pain management mobile application with a website that offers all the same features so individual with pain can get the help they need anytime, anywhere, on any device.  Download for free today on your iOS or Android device.  If you do not have a mobile phone, get all the same features at https://www.painscale.com/.

For more information about the PainScale please contact help@painscale.com.