10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

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holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the lists continue to grow: to-do lists, gift lists and wish lists. It can be challenging to come up with meaningful gifts for your loved ones. If you have a family member or friend who suffers from chronic pain, you might consider going with a gift that provides them relief of some sort. No need to scour the internet and department stores for that perfect gift. We’ve done the hard work for you! Check out our list of 10 ideal holiday gifts for those with chronic pain:

Gifts for the bookworm

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain by Pete Egoscue

Physiologist Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant developed an innovative drug-free method of helping the alleviate chronic pain. It isn’t magic; instead, he teaches the reader to carry out stretches specially-designed to alleviate pain. He coined a term for them: “E-cises.”

The book includes pictures and instructions on how to carry out each stretch in the comfort of your own home or office. It made our list of top holiday gifts for those with chronic pain because it provides valuable information to help: 

  • Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
  • Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
  • Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and other foot issues
  • Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems

The method is also designed for people who are at risk of developing chronic pain as well. 

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Gifts for the bed bug

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Sunbeam Therapeutic Heated Electric Mattress Pad

The heated electric mattress pad is not just for keeping cozy on those cold winter nights. The Sunbeam Therapeutic Heated Mattress Pad has zoned heating, specifically for people who suffer from aches and pains. You can turn on heating in the shoulders and upper back, middle and lower back and buttocks, or in the legs and feet. You can choose to turn on one zone, all of them, or any combination of zones. 

It’s one of our top holiday gifts for those with chronic pain because the heat can be easily controlled for each zone, helping your loved one relax or sleep comfortably while alleviating aches and pains. 

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Gifts for the athlete

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

URBNFit Muscle Roller

Do you know someone who is recovering from an injury or who is constantly complaining about her muscle aches after her workouts? These controlled muscle rollers help users recover from workouts faster, prevent injury and help to recover from muscle injury and pain. Unlike bulkier foam rollers, these muscle roller sticks are portable and lightweight. You can choose between two sizes and colors. 

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Gifts for the physical therapist patient

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Shield Touchscreen Electronic Massager

This electronic massager uses the same technology as the one that is used in your physical therapist office. It includes 3 different sizes of massage pads, 6 different massage types, 4 mode selections, and 20 intensity settings per treatment area. The touchscreen apparatus is the same size as a cellphone and uses simple touch-screen technology so anyone can use it.

It’s designed to target muscle, nerve and joint pain with different causes and is approved for over-the-counter use, making it a one of the most functional holiday gifts for those with chronic pain. 

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Gifts for the office employee

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

PhysioCare Natural Moist Heat Therapy

Much of today’s chronic pain is linked to stress. Many jobs require us to sit at an office all day, which inevitably leads to poor posture as well as shoulder and neck tension. This neck and shoulder wrap can be heated to relieve muscle stiffness and soreness caused by arthritis, scoliosis, injuries, or others. It can also be cooled for pain and new injuries. 

The pillow is infused with a lavender scent for tension-relieving aromatherapy and includes a bonus eye pillow as well.

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Gifts for a loved one with IBS 

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Low-Fodmap and Vegan: What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything by Jo Stepaniak

If you or someone you know have IBS, it is likely your doctor or registered dietician has recommended you follow the low-FODMAP diet. The low-FODMAP diet is known to be one of the most effective therapies for irritable bowel syndrome.

Anyone who is on a restricted diet can feel anxious, especially when it comes to eating with family and friends. This book provides a step-by-step guide on creating a personalized meal plan with 100 easy and delicious recipes full of nutrient-dense plant-based foods that are generally well tolerated. It also includes simple tables and shopping lists to help shoppers stay prepared for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks. 

Click here to purchase via Amazon.

Gifts for the friend who suffers from migraines 

FOMI Migraine Gel Ice Hat

Ice packs can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for someone who frequently suffers from migraines. FOMI’s ice hat is designed to have a comfortable fit for all head shapes and sizes so it can be worn while carrying on with other activities. The gel packs can be removed and placed in the freezer or refrigerator, so it can be used again and again.

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Gifts for the loved ones with arthritis 

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Copper Compression Arthritis Gloves

Textiles with copper-infused technology can significantly decrease pain in the muscles and joints. These gloves have the highest copper content, designed specifically for people who suffer from arthritis pain in their hands.

If you know someone who loves to cook, knit, sew, or work on various projects around the house, but hasn’t been able to due to intense arthritis pain, these gloves may be of big help.

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Gifts for those with feet and leg pain

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

Alvada Compression Socks

Compression socks are the go-to treatment for people who suffer from diabetes nerve pain, arthritis and plantar fasciitis, among other chronic leg and foot pains. These compression socks are some of the highest-rated compression socks on Amazon and come in 6 different colors. 

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Gifts for loved ones with all-over pain 

holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

HealthmateForever Electrotherapy Machine

This machine is likely very similar to the one used by pain management practitioners. Electrotherapy is a method of targeting muscle and nerve pain in different parts of the body and alleviating it by way of electric waves. You can place the pads where you need them, choose the part of the body you are targeting on the device and select the massage type and intensity you desire. This device allows users to alleviate pain while waiting for their next physical therapy appointment.

Click here to purchase via Amazon.

Rather than getting your loved one with chronic pain a tie or scarf this year, challenge yourself to find something that shows that you know them and that you want to help them manage their pain. Finding a gift that helps alleviate their struggle with chronic pain will be a gift that brightens up their holiday season and their lived for years to come. 

What holiday gifts would you add to this list? 

Let us know in the comments section.

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