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5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013



Searching for that perfect heating pad or warming gel to help ease chronic pain from fibromyalgia? Look no further! Listed here are some of the best, highest-rated and reviewed pain management tools, as featured on Amazon.com, including therapeutic lotions, hot and cold pads, and massage implements, all designed to fill your days with maximum comfort and relief from fibromyalgia.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Spoonk Mat, as endorsed by Dr. Oz and Oprah!

What is this? Similar to a bed of nails, this acupressure massage pad is great for fibromyalgia patients experiencing chronic back pain, poor circulation, and joint stiffness.  According to the manufacture, the Spoonk mat has 6200 stimulation points, excellent for relieving those sensitive “hot spots” in people suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or other forms of chronic pain.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Use it for: Relaxation, increased energy, fibromyalgia pain management, improved sleep, and circulation. Order it here!

The Original Backnobber II, the Pressure Positive Company

What is this? This is a hard plastic massage tool with a knob on each end that is excellent for applying trigger point therapy in chronic pain management.  The S-shape makes it easy to rub out those hard-to-reach knots in your upper shoulder and lower back muscles.  It dismantles easily, so you can take this on the road.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Use it for: Isolating fibromyalgia pain points, relieving knots or lumps, alleviating muscle fatigue, and applying do-it-yourself allover massage therapy. Order it here!

Herbal Concepts Comfort Neck and Shoulder Wrap

What is it? This is a soothing wrap that you can warm up in the microwave for heat therapy. This is a great product- it’s reasonably priced, extends from your shoulders all the way up through your neck, and emits a pleasing minty-floral scent that calms the nerves.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Use it for: Back pain, shoulder stiffness, headaches, and stress relief. Order it here!

Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel

What is it? This is a popular line of topical analgesics that would be an asset for anybody suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other types of chronic pain. This product contains Capsaicin, which is renowned for its natural pain-relieving qualities.  The fruity scent gives an energy boost, as well.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Use it for: Fibromyalgia pain points, diabetes nerve pain, migraines, flu aches and pains, burning feet, and joint stiffness Order it here!

Battle Creek Thermophore Automatic Arthritis Pad

What is it? This is not your average heating pad,” says one reviewer on Amazon.  This electric heating pad provides deep tissue pain relief, delivering up to 165 degrees of warmth to your aching muscles and joints.  Customers liked that it is weighted all around with small metal discs, providing even weight distribution, and enabling it to conform better to the shape of your body, so that it doesn’t just slide off while you’re lying down.

5 Fibromyalgia Pain Management Tools that Amazon Customers Love

Use it for: Warming up your muscles for increased flexibility before stretching, relaxing in the evening, soothing fibromyalgia pain in the morning before you get up from bed, or just to sit more comfortably while watching TV or using the computer. Order it here!

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Stinks- 4 Facts about Depression and Pain

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011



Are you depressed about pain in the back, shoulders and knees?  Rheumatoid arthritis triggers depression, as swollen, aching joints limit free movement. Learn why arthritis pain makes you sadder…


Rheumatoid arthritis pain and depression

With rheumatoid arthritis, sufferers experience severe muscle pain, inflamed hips, joint pain, and chronic soreness.

Even after a battery of arthritis treatments and knee surgeries, the debilitating pain persists, relentlessly.

As a result, an overwhelming number of chronic pain patients also encounter deep depression.

Some of their explanations for the link between arthritis and depression might surprise you…and motivate you into seeking better pain management.


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammatory pain in the joints, in addition to producing redness and swelling in the surrounding muscular area and other parts of the body.

Also called rheumatic disease, RA occurs when antibodies in the body attack your immune system.

RA is a degenerative disease that may last for years, and although pain symptoms don’t always surface, the potential for permanent damage of the joints is pervasive.

Fact #1: Depression often accompanies chronic pain illness

According to Elizabeth Lin, MD, a family practice doctor and scientific researcher for the Group Health Research Institute, not only does chronic pain invite depression- the symptoms of depression make the pain even harder to tolerate.

“It has been found to lower the threshold of how we tolerate pain — how easily pain registers in our brain.”

Fact #2: Depression increases your chances of dying from rheumatoid arthritis.

According to a study, conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine, chronic depression accounted for twice as many deaths during the research period than rheumatoid arthritis alone.

Says Michael Clark, M.D., of John Hopkins Medicine, “Depression is not simply a comorbid condition, but interacts with chronic pain to increase morbidity and mortality.”

Fact #3: Cognitive behavioral therapy can alleviate depression

Several studies that focused on management of depression in rheumatoid arthritis concluded that seeking counseling is an effective way to learn coping mechanisms, reduce the amount of arthritis flare-ups, and fight depression.

Fact #4: Light exercise alleviates arthritis pain and depression at the same time.

Health experts advise anybody suffering from progressive diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis to follow a low-impact workout regimen.  Swimming, tai chi, yoga, and Pilates not only soothe aching muscles and joints, but also relieve stress, inducing feelings of  peace and well-being.

Pain patients who include at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise and stretching report feeling more relaxed, less pained, and demonstrate a higher quality of life than arthritis sufferers who remain inactive.


Related reading:

Back Pain Exercises and Fibromyalgia- the Do’s and Don’ts

40 Things NOT to say to a Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue Sufferer

15 Handy Household Tools for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Chronic Depression, Chronic Pain- It’s All the Same, say Experts


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Management of depression in rheumatoid arthritis

Coping with Depression, Menopause, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

11 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression Facts

Managing Chronic Pain, Depression & Antidepressants


Ed Yourdon, jessiejacobson, Borya

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