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9 Products That Help People Manage Nerve Pain

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Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional.

Nerve pain can be caused by a number of different conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, Lyme disease, autoimmune disease or damage/trauma), and may result in additional symptoms such as numbness or tingling. It is believed to affect approximately 15 to 20 million Americans, but for the majority of people, the cause of the pain is unknown.

Figuring out how to manage your nerve pain can be challenging. It may take a lot of trial and error for you and your doctor to find a combination of medications, treatments and lifestyle changes that provide you with some relief. Though you should always ask your medical team before trying anything new, it can be helpful to hear what tools or techniques have helped others facing similar health challenges.

That’s why we asked our Mighty community which products (besides medication) they use for nerve pain relief. Hopefully the following list can provide some ideas that may be helpful to you on your journey with chronic pain. If you have any additional recommendations, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

Here are our community’s recommendations.

1. Compression Wear

black and white high waisted compression leggings

Most of my nerve pain is in my legs. I wear compression pants on the bad pain days,” Lauren Divine told us. “Something about the tightness of the pants helps my nerve pain/tingling to diminish. The medication I take for my nerve pain doesn’t seem to help, despite being on the highest dose possible, so this is my go-to trick.”

Buy the compression leggings above for $29.99 from Amazon.

For more recommendations from our community, check out these 20 brands of compression wear people with chronic illness swear by.

2. KT Tape

rainbow colored rock tape

Jessica Heald wrote, “Kinesio tape helps me with nerve pain. I like the ‘Rock Tape’ brand [featured above] with ‘Rock Sauce’ in combination. There are videos on YouTube of how to apply it, but I have also had physical therapists apply it for me (they are trained and do a better job).”

Buy the KT tape above for $18.20 from Amazon.

3. Vibrating Foot Massager

Gold's Gym vibrating foot massager

“There’s this little vibrating foot roller (made by Gold’s Gym, bought at Walmart) that I use and I roll it down from my hip to my knee and it helps so so much!” explained Tory Rogers.

Buy the foot massager above for $12.97 from Walmart.

4. MyPainAway Fibro Cream

MyPainAway Fibro Cream

FibroAway cream,” recommended Eloise Taylor. I saw it randomly and it works great for the nerve pain. It takes away that jabbing and sticking pain for me. It’s a homeopathic remedy I found at Kroger. It works great. I still have pain but it helps my nerve pain in my feet so much!”

Fibro cream (OTC) helps with muscle spasms from RSD/CRPS and fibro,” added Ricki Pilkinton.

Buy the Fibro Cream above for $14.95 from Amazon.

5. Foam Roller

aqua foam roller

I use heating pads, and I do stretching yoga and tai chi along with a foam roller, and resistance bands. And of course, just general distractions like short walks with my pup, good books and TV shows,” Emilie Welker told us.

Bridget Johnson said, “My foam roller.”

Buy the foam roller above for $26.99 from Amazon.

6. TENS Unit

Nursal TENS unit

Krystina Kari Ferrari wrote, “TENS unit I got on Amazon. It’s helped more than baths do, since my current painkillers haven’t touched any of my pain in over a month.”

“I soak in Epsom salts baths. When the nerve pain is really bad, I grab my TENS unit,” explained Julie Hanle Chavez.

Kevin Murphy added, “TENS unit, painkillers, stretching, heating pad. Injections.”

Buy the TENS unit above for $32.99 from Amazon.

7. Ice Packs

gel ice packs

Recommended for nerve pain relief by Tirza Janse.

Buy the gel ice packs above (2-pack) for $14.95 from Amazon.

For more recommendations from our community, check out these 18 cooling products that can help relieve pain.

8. CBD Products

Hemp Bombs CBD Pain Freeze Rub

Emilie Welker suggested topical CBD cream, and Akiko Kasumi recommended the CBD Pain Freeze Rub from Hemp Bombs (featured above).

Devin Jones said CBD/medical marijuana was a “lifesaver.”

Buy the CBD Pain Rub above (4 oz.) for $39.99 from Hemp Bombs. (A 1 oz. jar is also available for $14.99.)

For more recommendations from our community, check out these 15 CBD products people with chronic pain swear by.

9. Epsom Salt

Dr Teals' Epsom salt for relieving aches and pains

Louise Hebert suggested, “Acupuncture, CBD, Epsom salt bath.”

TENS machine and Epsom salt rub gel,” recommended Tiffanie Burrows.

“For me it’s my TENS unit, Epsom salt baths and massages from my husband who spoils me rotten,” said Stephanie Wisheropp.

Buy the Epsom salt above (6 lb. bag) for $12.48 from Amazon.

Originally published: October 26, 2018
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