Recommended Apps to Help Manage Persistent Pain

Check out these helpful apps. Better manage your persistent pain with cool technology.

Pain Squad Mobile App

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto needed to find a way to encourage their young cancer patients to complete daily reports on their pain. With a little back-up from Canada's top police dramas, our innovative mobile app made this overwhelming task easy and fun. FREE. Available for Apple only.
Smiling Mind Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday. FREE. Available for Apple or Android
Relax Now Introducing the revolutionary new "Pocket Hypnotherapy" range from TapMedia. We have worked with some of the world's leading professionals in the hypnotherapy and personal development field to deliver a portable and cutting-edge product to help you achieve your goals. Instant hypnotherapy. Anywhere you are. $3.06. Available for Apple or Android.
BellyBio BellyBio generates beautiful music & light perfectly synchronized to your deep abdominal breathing movements, making deep breathing more pleasant and rewarding than ever. You're going to love playing with your inner balloon. FREE. Available for Apple only.
MyCalmBeat MyCalmBeat is a Brain Exercise by that helps improve your ability to manage stress through slow breathing. Slow breathing allows you to increase the variability of your heart rate to decrease stress, improve focus and build resilience. FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
Take a Chill As a teen, there are moments in your life when you’re really stressed and just need to “Take a Chill.” This app is full of tools to help manage that stress, and bring mindful practices into a daily routine. Using quick mindful exercises and thoughtful activities, begin to overcome those moments whether it’s studying for a test or preventing negative thoughts and patterns. $1.99. Available for Apple only.
E-catch the Feeling Reinforce your positive feelings on the go using e-Catch the Feeling, a Brain Training Exercise by FREE. Available for Apple only.
Pain Tricks A colourful collection of tricks to make medical procedures less scary and sore. For kids and grown ups too! These simple tricks are for kids and their parents to do any time they are in pain, or are having a medical procedure that they are afraid of, especially if it might be painful, such as an injection. FREE. Available for Apple only.
Simply Being RECOMMENDED BY THE NY TIMES, SELF MAGAZINE, YOGA JOURNAL, the HUFFINGTON POST and more. Meditate easily with this elegantly simple App. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. $1.99. Available for Apple or Android.
Rainbow Draw Draw, sketch, doodle, or paint anything and everything in rainbows! FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
iZen Garden for iPad ** Chosen as one of the top 500 apps in the world by The Sunday Times of London and an App Store Essential by Apple ** iZen Garden™ gives you all the peace and tranquility of a beautiful Zen Garden right on your iPad, without the sandy mess! $4.99. Available for iPad only.
iZen Lite Zen focuses on attaining awakening through meditation and the mindful attention to one’s actions. Zen meditation is a central practice of the Zen tradition. It begins in a seated position, with the legs crossed in a meditation pose. After getting completely relaxed, the individual will begin concentrating on his or her breath. As each breath is drawn from the belly, he or she will notice the response of the body and guide the mind into a more enlightened state. FREE. Available for Apple or Android
Breath2Relax Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
I Think, I Am  Dive into this interactive book app for kids and discover the power of affirmations from Louise L. Hay! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Now children can learn and understand the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and in turn, what happens in their life.  $3.99. Available for Apple or Android.
Self Esteem Daily Affirmations  Truths everyone should know - building healthy self esteem through creative daily affirmations.  $0.99. Available for Apple only.
Universal Breathing - Pranayama Download the most popular breathing app in the world! Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits! FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
Super Stretch Yoga Top 100 Health & Wellness app on iTunes! Super Stretch is a fun, interactive yoga app created for kids, used by the whole family! Move, play and breathe as Super Stretch introduces you to his friends and their yoga poses. Super Stretch is your guide who takes you on your journey. FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
Recognise Hands (for CRPS) Recognise™ is the first way to accurately measure the ability to recognise left and right body parts and movements, and to train left/right discrimination as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. You can learn more about how left/right discrimination forms part of the graded motor imagery rehabilitation process at $9.41. Available for Android only.
Pain Diary & Forum - CatchMyPain Medical experts recommend you keep a pain diary to be able to treat pain effectively. The award winning "Catch My Pain" app allows you to visualize and monitor your pain by creating detailed drawings and by tracking other relevant information. The diary will help you to explain your pain to any medical practitioner. In addition, you can exchange insights with similar patients. FREE. Available for Android only.
My Pain Diary Track your chronic pain, symptoms, triggers and more to create detailed reports your doctor will love!
- "My surgeon spotted something by looking at my graph and was able to diagnose another condition, which is now being treated."
$4.99. Available for Apple or Android.
MedicineList+ MedicineList+ provides individuals, carers, families, doctors and nurses, with a comprehensive and easy to use medication reminder system that links with your local pharmacy. It takes the stress out of managing your medicines and helps you stay on top of your own health as well as those in your care. FREE. Available for Apple or Android.
Pillboxie Pillboxie is the easy way to remember your meds. Other med reminder apps are either too complicated or just downright boring. Pillboxie is easy because it lets you *visually* manage your meds. Scheduling a reminder is as easy as dropping a pill into a pillbox. $0.99. Available for Apple or Android.
Pillbox Pillbox is an easy way to manage medication lists. Created by Community Health Network, Pillbox allows you to keep track of you and your family’s medication list on your iPhone or iPod touch. FREE. Available for Apple or Android.