An app for people with pain wanting to keep track of their symptoms and triggers.
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- Symptom diary
- Daily reminders to log data
- Graphs and reporting
- Requires upgrade for more features
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- collect medical information? Yes
- require a login? Yes
- have password protection? Yes
- require internet access? No
Lite version is free. A paid upgrade to Pro is required. Learn more about app charges.
What does the app do?
This app allows you to keep track of your pain by recording its intensity, location, associated symptoms, description, aggravating factors, ineffective factors, alleviating factors, duration and environment. You can also keep a record of your medications and meaningful daily activities ('what did you do that mattered to you today?'). For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or App website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
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✔ Easy to navigate.
✔ Clear interface.
✔ Useful tool for self-reporting of your condition.
✔ Useful documentation to use in conjunction with specialist review as a summary of symptoms.
✔ Helpful user guide available.
✘ Does not include education or information on pain and its management.
✘ Advanced versions are not free.
✘ Comprehensive reports cost extra.
- March 2022, Version 3.85.2263 “Lite”, Apple
- November 2017, Version: 2.69, Android
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:
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- Rahman QA, Janmohamed T, Pirbaglou M, et al. Patterns of User Engagement With the Mobile App, Manage My Pain: Results of a Data Mining Investigation. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Jul 12;5(7):e96.
- Chaudhry BM. No gain without pain: using pain tracking mobile Apps. Mhealth. 2016 Jul 4;2:27.
- Lalloo C, Jibb LA, Rivera J, et al. "There's a Pain App for That": Review of Patient-targeted Smartphone Applications for Pain Management. Clin J Pain. 2015 Jun;31(6):557-63.
- Wallace LS, Dhingra LK. A systematic review of smartphone applications for chronic pain available for download in the United States. J Opioid Manag. 2014 Jan-Feb;10(1):63-8.
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Reviewer: Zoe Lahood, Senior House Officer, Hutt Valley DHB, NZ
Date of review: March 2022
Comments: This app documents pain characteristics and aggravating/alleviating factors and can plot these on a graph for trends. Any pain can be documented, including chronic abdominal pain. It may be useful for people with long-term conditions. The app provides a trend for the user to analyse, in order to work out what management suits them best or what underlying factors may be contributing to the pain. Overall, the app is a useful way for patients to reflect on their pain conditions and use the data to enact changes to pain management or modify aggravating factors relating to their pain. The free version is easy to use but not very comprehensive.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Medication references are to commonly used US brands, some of which are not used in New Zealand.
Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: November 2017
Comments: This app allows you to document and share pain information and trends with your doctor, to help make more informed treatment decisions and track your progress. It's most helpful for logging chronic pain at the end of each day, allowing the user and their doctor to see pain trends, triggers, relieving factors and other information which could potentially help with treatment or for self-care. It would be best used before and after a change in treatment to track effectiveness.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: When adding medication through the searchable list, make sure to input the generic name to ensure you can find it in the database.