7 Gifts of Pain Relief

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Nobody wants their loved ones to be in pain. Why not give what will give your honey or your mom or your best friend lasting relief? Here are seven gifts to ease ailments from carpal tunnel to knee pain to migraines.

The VacuPractor

The VacuPractor

The VacuPractor, $60

Who doesn't know someone with lower back pain? I gave my sample VacuPractor to my product tester, who didn't think it would work. But it totally did! Suctioned her lower back pain right out.


Headache RelieverTM

Headache RelieverTM

Headache RelieverTM, $40

My tester for the Headache RelieverTM has had migraines for decades. She liked the chillable inserts and the pressure from this headband. The main complaint she had was sizing, but we all have different-sized heads, right?


Yoga Toes

yoga toes

Yoga Toes, $39

These little lovelies are advertised as good for bunions, hammertoes, cross toes, plantar fasciitis and foot fatigue -- but they are pretty and they float in the bathtub and don't you want to put these on your tootsies right this minute?


Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus Formula Eyelid Cleanser

eyelid scrub

Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus Formula Eyelid Cleanser (30 Pads), $16

BlogHer Executive Editor Julie Ross Godar says these are amazing for getting the grit leftover from eye makeup off. I believe her.


Align Probiotic

Align Probiotic

Align Probiotics, $43/42-day supply

I started having gut problems a few years ago and after two gastro docs and two colonoscopies, I was finally diagnosed with microscopic colitis. I take a prescription medication for that malady, but I also found Align Probiotics, which were recommended by my doctor, to be helpful, too.


Strong Knees DVD

strong knees DVD

Strong Knees DVD, $20

Knee injuries and knee pain are super common. The exercises in this DVD were developed by a physical therapist to strengthen and stretch the muscles around the knees. If you have knee arthritis, this may not help. I'm no doctor, but I believe in an ounce of prevention when it comes to strains, sprains and general overuse injuries.


Wellgate For Women Slimfit Wrist Support


Wellgate for Women Slimfit Wrist Support, $19

After my daughter was born, I had terrible carpal tunnel syndrome. I bought standard wrist supports for the time, and they were really heavy and got smelly, hate to say. I haven't tried these, but they are top-rated on Amazon in this category. I like that they have memory foam but are also breathable.

What did I miss? Do you have a health-related product you love?

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. Find more at www.ritaarens.com.


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