Since being officially diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (HT) and Fibromyalgia earlier this year, I have been seeking a quick pain management system for both joint and muscular pain. Luckily I was able to try out Actipatch* (£19.99) which aims to deliver up to 720 hours of pain relief. After over a year of pain with nothing much working I was definitely intrigued to try this out.
The Actipatch works via Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy where low level pulses stimulate the cells in your body to speed up the recovery process. If you've ever had a massage from those chairs in the airport where it seems to vibrate, this is a bit similar. It's such a small device and you use two plasters to stick it onto the area, meaning it's so easy to apply and you can pop it in your handbag if needed. The Actipatch has been proven safe and effective to use and can be worn by people with diabetes, arthritis and other conditions that require the device.
The box comes with a ton of the plasters so you don't have to buy your own which is handy. It also comes with a little information guide with FAQs, a step by step guide and the usual info that comes with these types of products. I've seen a few people trying this out and after trying it on myself, I have to say it did relieve some of my pain but obviously some areas are hard to get to - i.e. hips, and some places like your fingers just wouldn't work with it. It doesn't aim to take all of your pain away, just take the edge off and for the price, the product is definitely worth it, especially since you get up to 720 hours worth of relief with it.