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    36 Things To Help The Weird Aches And Pains In Your Human Body

    Just a bunch of stuff to stop pain in your head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes).

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    Please note that these aren't medical recommendations. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any kind of treatment.

    1. A neck and shoulder relaxer to help soothe that neck stiffness and shoulder tension you get from the stress of *gestures at most things humans have to deal with*. Reviewers also swear by it for neck strain from side sleeping and computer use, and even migraines.,

    (Psst — you should consult with your doctor before trying anything new involving your neck/back area to make sure it's safe for you!)

    For this, instead of like a regular pillow, you're supposed to lay on this in ten-minute intervals; the seller suggests working your way up to it by starting yourself off at five minutes at a time, with a one to three day adjustment period before regular use.

    Promising review: "I love this neck rest. My neck and shoulders feel so much better now that I use this product. I just love it. So much stress is held in my neck and shoulders. Exercise seems to make it worse so I took a chance on this neck device and I am so glad that I did. I lay on the floor with it for about five minutes a day. I sleep better too. Who knew this little piece of foam plastic would be of so much help to me? I may buy another one just to make sure I always have one on hand. It is small enough to pack for trips. Well worth the money when you consider the medical alternative." —Care giver

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors).

    2. A tube of freeze gel made with spearmint and aloe vera you can use for pain relief from sunburns, minor burns, and itching skin, which is quite frankly a Big Summer Mood if there ever were one.

    Reviewer holding bottle of blue freeze gel

    Reviewers also mentioned this helping with the sting of hand sanitizing/washing during COVID-19, with itchiness under casts, and with pain from radiation treatments.

    Promising review: "This has to be the best aloe vera I have ever used! I had a severe sun burn. I ordered this product and it can the next day. When I open it. It had a pleasant spearmint smell. It was refreshing on the burn. I only needed to apply twice a day." —Sweet Mabel Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    3. A facial ice roller you can stash in the fridge or freezer to help with all *kinds* of miscellaneous ouchies, like migraines, sinus pain, and jaw pain.,

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." —Jessica McRee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    4. A knee stabilizer band for knee pain relief both in the short term *and* long term, whether you get it from running, hiking, team sports, or jumping up and down every time you hear a Bruno Mars song start playing at a wedding reception.,

    Promising review: "I have suffered from chronic knee pain while running for years now after experiencing an injury. With running being one of my hobbies, I thought I’d never run again without being in extreme pain. These little contraptions have changed my life. I now run without even the slightest pain in my knee. The only thing is that it’s kinda uncomfortable without long pants on. But that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to take for no pain. I’d highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.88 (available in four colors).

    5. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can finally enjoy a glass of Pinot knowing you've spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A uniquely-contoured neck and shoulder heat/cold wrap so you can not only get the relief you want, but you don't spend half of your well-deserved Netflix marathon keeping it from playing Slip N' Slide down your back.

    BioMed DB Design/Etsy

    BioMed DB Design is a Washington-based small business established in 2010 that specializes in ergonomically-designed hot and cold therapy packs.

    For a half hour of heat, you can microwave it for two minutes; for cold therapy, you can leave it in the freezer.

    Promising review: "The neck and shoulder heater came on time. I love the style of it with the upright collar. Stays warm for a half hour and the main reason I bought it was because it wasn't scented...had a hard time finding a neck warmer that wasn't aromatherapy. Very well made. I toss it in the microwave, throw it over my shoulders and sit in my recliner and heat up my neck then do some neck stretches as warm muscles are more flexible. Has been a godsend for my stiff-tight neck muscles, keep up the good work!!!" —Kathy

    Get it from BioMed DB Design on Etsy for $29.99.

    7. A bottle of Dr Teal's soothing Epsom salt to help ease all the mysterious aches and pains and generalized body nonsense that comes with existing as a human.

    Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal's on display on the edge of the tub

    Promising review: "This is a very pleasant lavender aroma. It's just the right potency so as not to be overwhelming as you're soaking. The epsom salts are just what I need after a long day. It really helps my low back pain and is very soothing for tired legs as well. This creates lots of wonderful suds and makes quite the luxurious bath. Even my husband uses it. We've been using Dr. Teal's for many years — this is one of our favorites. We find that we both get a better night's rest as it helps us to relax and unwind from the hectic day. Absolutely recommend!" —Yorkie Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    8. A knee pillow designed to help with better spinal alignment for people with back, hip, knee, or sciatica pain that will make any notorious side sleeper go "Ooohhh" when they try it for the first time.


    It even comes with an adjustable strap if you're someone who tosses and turns in their sleep (or if you're using it to recover from an injury that may lead to limited mobility). Psst — a lot of pregnant reviewers and reviewers with arthritis pain and cartilage pain swore by this, too!

    Promising review: "Goodbye side-sleeper back pain! I love this knee pillow. It is small and compact so it is not cumbersome like trying to place a regular pillow between the knees. The shape of the pillow allows for perfect placement between knees or upwards toward the thigh area. It does help back pain that is caused by the back not being aligned for side sleepers. The cover is removable for washing." —J. Gotsch

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    9. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away migraines and headaches, which frankly have a lot of audacity interrupting your day.

    Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick

    Promising review: "I’ve had migraines all my life — I’m 31 now. I’ve been on all kinds of prescriptions that work, but make me so sleepy... I’ve been using this stick for one week now, and it’s amazing! I rubbed it on at the first hint of a headache/migraine and it takes care of it fast. I haven’t taken a prescription migraine since I started using it." —Amanda Braswell

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A bottle of tea tree essential oil that reviewers use for a whole bundle of reasons, including to help soothe red patches, inflammation, and irritation on their skin.

    Reviewer holding small 30ml bottle

    Reviewers also use it to help cleanse buildup on their scalps, prevent dryness, strengthen their nail beds, and just generally ~breathe in~ because it smells so darn relaxing.

    Promising review: "I used this to soften my callused skin on my foot. It helped a lot to give me pain relief and to help reduce the callused skin. I also use it on toe nails and rough skin on skin. You do have to get used to the tea tree smell. But I now find the smell therapeutic and it quickly dissipates. Excellent quality!" —JJH

    Get it fro Amazon for $8.95.

    11. A lightweight heating and cooling gel eye mask for relief from from migraines and headaches that haven't learned to mind their own business.

    A gel mask and a fabric mask you can slide it into

    To cool the mask, you can leave it in the freezer; to warm it up you can leave it in warm water for a few minutes. You can even take the fabric off the gel mask to use it separately.

    Promising review: "I suffer from chronic pain, which can result in some pretty nasty headaches from the stress. That leaves me with some super tension around my eyes, and a lot of sensitivity to light. This product was a dream combination for me. The cooling gel mask chills very quickly in the freezer, and has put me to sleep from the relief more than once. It really helps with all of my aches, and if I'm having a lot of light sensitivity I'll just layer the mask over the cooling mask! The sleep mask itself is silky smooth. It's fallen off while I'm sleeping more than once, but that's never been an issue for me personally. By the time I'm asleep, not much will wake me up. I prefer it to having a really tight mask, because that would just give me headaches (exactly the thing I'm trying to avoid). I love this set and it's worth dropping the money. Plus, the mask is super cute! You'll get over feeling like a superhero with the cooling mask once you feel how wonderfully chill it is!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four colors).

    12. A handy as heck sunburn soother you'll probably want to stock up on now to have on hand this summer — it's made with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and gently relieve pain from the sun's unforgiving rays within just a few hours.

    A reviewer image of a burnt back and an "after" image of their back without any redness

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I ordered this two weeks ago after seeing rave reviews. So grateful I did. Yesterday I got the worst burn. It was unbelievable. I applied this four times over 24 hours. When I woke up this morning it was a lot better and has just gotten increasingly better throughout the day. The burn is mostly faded, and the pain is so much better. I hope to never burn this badly again, but I will be stockpiling this lotion all the same." —Carolina G.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    13. A reusable hot/cold pack for your jaw — basically the new BFF of anyone who carries jaw tension or grinds their teeth when they're awake or asleep (stress dreams about that one math test from sophomore year, who asked you??).

    Reviewers with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome and related pain issues also swear by this, as well as reviewers using it post-wisdom teeth removal.

    Each wrap comes with four hot/cold packs — you can insert two of them into the headband at a time, and can either keep them in the freezer for cold therapy, or microwave them for heat therapy.

    Promising review: "Wow! This is such an awesome product. I have had TMJ issues for most of my life, but a few months ago I started experiencing popping and extreme pain in my jaw from grinding my teeth. I grind my teeth when I'm awake and stressed, but the dentist insisted I should get a night guard that cost $500! He also recommended doing warm compresses and I discovered this wonderful wrap. There has been such a difference for my jaw since using this that I'm extremely grateful for it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49 (available in pink and blue).

    14. A pain management journal download so you can play detective on your own human body, and try to figure out if there are any patterns or triggers causing certain aches and pains. If anything, this is also super helpful to take to a doctor's appointment (does anyone somehow mystically forget their entire medical history as soon as a stranger asks??).

    Three black and white pages of the tracking journal
    Amy's Printable Shop/Etsy

    Amy's Printable Shop is an Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in printable inserts, calendars, gifts, and trackers.

    Each journal comes with three unique pages, two cover pages and a standard day tracking page. Each tracking page includes a space for the date, weather, temperature, conditions, and humidity as well as sleep, pain, brain fog, mood, and stress symptoms, along with a tracker for food, medication, supplements and vitamins, and other notes.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother. She was diagnosed with a painful condition. I feel in those situations you give energy over the things you can control. Having her take time every day to write out how she is feeling and what she ate will help her break down the things that are good for her and the things she needs to avoid. Thank you for the great purchase!" —Ashley Marsh

    Get it from Amy's Printable Shop on Etsy for $2.10 (originally $7).

    15. A hip belt designed for sciatic, pelvic, lower back, and leg pain you can wear to help stabilize ye olde sacroiliac joint (aka, the joint in your lower back that causes pain in a lot of these areas when it's inflamed). It's super lightweight and breathable so you can wear it for long periods of time, too.,

    (Psst — you should consult with your doctor before trying anything new involving your neck/back area to make sure it's safe for you!)

    You can extra personalize the fit based on your needs, too, because there's not only the wraparound belt, but a secondary belt installed over it so you can control the compression you need in certain areas.

    Promising review: "This is one terrific product. I have severe SI dysfunction and have been trying to remedy my ailment with cortisone shots, physical therapy, etc. Nothing seemed to help until I read up on this belt. I decided to order and try it and to my amazement I just put it on and I am feeling so much better. I really can’t believe it. I told my chiropractor as well, and he wanted to see it. I am so glad that there was this product to help me to relieve my SI pain. Kudos to the company!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89 (available in two colors and three sizes).

    16. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your desk chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    People also swear by this for long car rides!

    Promising review: "A few weeks into working from home five days a week I started having a lot of hip/leg/back pain. I have a good Herman Miller task chair that had been fine for one to two days of WFH a week, but wasn't working for me full time. In the early afternoons my lower back would start cramping. I did some research and bought this pillow and it immediately helped! I also took it on a two week road trip since a three-day road trip earlier this year had made a mess of my lower body that lingered for weeks — and no pain! What really drove me to write this review was that yesterday, unknowingly, I worked all day sitting on my chair without my cushion. I had removed it to use as a spare chair at my dinner table and forgot to put it back. At the end of the day hip was aching and I realized why! Today it's back on my chair and I'm already feeling better." —Lorene

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95 (get this price by clicking the "20% off coupon" on the product page).

    17. A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of "ow OW ow owwwww" for the majority of your workday.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands

    Promising review: "I love these gloves, I’m actually wearing them right now. I am a degree in computer science which means that I’m constantly using my hands to code and mess around on computers. I use a computer at home and at work. By the end of the day my hands are sore and they hurt. These gloves work miracles. Before bed I put these on and I wear them all night. I get a good night's sleep when I wear them and I can tell when I forget to put them on because I sleep awful. I also like how easy it is to wash them. I hand wash but I’ll admit a couple of times I’ve just thrown in the washing machine because I was too tired to hand wash and they turn out completely fine, literally the same as if I would’ve hand washed. I’m 26 and I wear these gloves. My grandma is 69 and she wears these gloves. We both love these gloves very much!" —BritMcConnell

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

    18. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to help take care of painful razor bumps, ingrown hair, and razor burn so you don't have to spend hours psyching yourself up to shave knowing that you're gonna be dodging a bazillion sensitive spots on your skin.

    reviewer before pic of red bumpy arm pit, then after of clear armpit

    Promising review: "After many years of razor burn on my face/neck, I finally broke down and bought this per friend's recommendation. I have sensitive skin and had given up hope that anything could help. This totally changed my outlook on shaving. My neck especially would be the worst. I dab it on immediately after I rinse and dry, post-shave. It does burn a bit but that goes away pretty quickly. Totally worth it to not have razor burn/bumps anymore. I only apply it once after shaving even though the directions recommend repeat applications the following day. Go ahead and purchase, you won't be disappointed!" —bill nye

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    19. A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as the perfect heating pad for cramps and muscle aches. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with pain-related anxiety or insomnia if you need a soothing way to calm down.,

    These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

    Promising review: "Love Warmies and have told pretty much everyone I know about them, especially friends who are prone to cramps or backache and could use a cute heating pad, or who have trouble sleeping since holding mine even helps with insomnia. You won't regret getting one; in fact, it may be tough to resist collecting them all because they're so cute!" —SH

    Get it from Amazon for $21.65+ (available in 17 animals).

    20. A pair of game-changing memory foam slippers for indoor *and* outdoor use that a lot of reviewers swear by for foot (and even back!) pain because of their cloud-like support.

    Reviewer in slip on white and black marled slippers with fleece-y lining

    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis but hate wearing shoes in the house. These slippers are comfy and prevent pain, even when I'm standing or walking around, way better than other slippers I've had. I bought my first pair of these two years ago and wore them constantly. Even after two years, they were still in decent shape but the padding was worn down so I purchased again." —Rease K.

    Another promising review: "LOVE these slippers! They are my favorite and only go to slippers and I've tried MANY! They are perfect for my needs, of helping my back and foot pain while standing up cooking or walking around the house doing chores. I usually go through two pairs a year but that's because I wear them nonstop when I'm not in bed and up and about around the house. For those wondering, I do wear them outdoors as well to take out the trash and check the mail and they hold up perfectly. When they need washing, I put mine in the washing machine and then throw them in the dryer. If you're not comfortable putting them in the dryer (on low heat), I have also air dried them under a fan as well but I personally prefer the dryer. I definitely recommend these slippers for anyone with back or foot pain who needs a comfortable slipper with support and that will stand the test of time. You'll feet will definitely thank you for this purchase!" —Melissa H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and seven colors).

    21. A neuropathy cream made with castor oil, valerian root, peppermint, and hemp flower that may help if you've got localized pain spots to deal with.

    A jar of "naturally neuro cream"
    Body Essentials Herbal Care/Etsy

    Body Essentials Herbal Care is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in zero waste hair and skincare.

    Promising review: "I will always buy this for my dad. He's diabetic, has advanced neuropathy in his feet and ankles, worked 40+ years as a meat cutter on a cemented floor, and has Charko (the calcification of veins, with limited ankle joint rotation). I rub this AMAZING cream onto his feet before bed every night. If I don't he wakes up in pain and his feet/ankle joints are stiff. This cream is a godsend." —uenaverin160

    Get it from Body Essentials Herbal Care on Etsy for $25 (psst — this item ships for free!).

    22. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots and tension in your lower back, shoulders, and neck, because TBH your family and friends are getting a *little* tired of you low key bribing them for shoulder massages.

    A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides

    Promising review: "I've suffered from neck pain and headaches related to neck pain for quite some time and it has been getting worse in the past couple months. I decided to try a neck massager and after researching and reading many reviews I settled on this product. Boy, did I make the right decision. It sounds wild, but after using this a couple times, my neck and head pain decreased greatly. I was experiencing pain every time I used my computer for work, and that has practically vanished. I highly recommend this massager for neck pain. It is quite a strong massager, but not too intense. The heat is fabulous too. My expectations were not high, so this has been a terrific surprise." —sara

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    23. A set of migraine relief shower steamers made with rosemary, basil, and peppermint essential oils with menthol, because honestly when you have a migraine, dropping a handy bath bomb on the shower floor is pretty much the most complicated task your brain is willing to roll with.

    In The Forest Bath Co/Etsy

    In The Forest Bath Co. is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in handmade bath and body products.

    Promising review: "These shower steamers worked so well for my headaches! They don't dissolve too quickly as long as you follow the directions, they're packaged nicely, and the smell is great." —Courtney

    Get a pack of six from In The Forest Bath Co. on Etsy for $11.50.

    24. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help defend your eyeballs against the painful strain of your transition from phone to laptop to television to laptop to phone, aka your eyes' new itinerary.

    A reviewer sitting on a couch with their laptop in their lap, wearing the blue light glasses

    Promising review: "I bought these glasses because doing a lot of school work on my computer or even staring at my phone for too long will kill my eyes. I’m talking serious eye pain after about two continuous hours of staring at a screen, and I can be on my computer for 8+ hours at a time. After hearing all the rave about these glasses I decided to buy some, and they seriously make all the difference. I did a lot of digging to make sure I bought glasses that work and these really did. I’ve been working on a huge project recently that keeps me up from noon to sometimes three in the morning, and I had no eye pain the whole time, when normally it would take all of two hours and I would have to quit because my eyes would hurt so bad. These glasses are a serious life-, pain-, and productivity-saver. I only wish I would have found them five years ago!" —D

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.24+ (available in seven style combinations).

    25. A podiatrist-level toenail clipper to quickly and easily take care of thicker toenails, but also those painful ingrown ones that you usually have to go to a salon or a doctor to get relief from.

    Reviewer holding up the small plier-shaped toenail clippers with pointed edges

    Hello, my toenails are a problem children for two reasons: one is that they're kinda thick, the other is that I'm a long-distance runner, which doesn't play nice with toenails. I bought this recently and the difference it made immediately was ENORMOUS. Like I usually dread approaching my big toenails because they are so thick, but these painlessly and seamlessly lobbed the tops right off; I was also able to ~gently correct~ a toenail that was starting to get ingrown, and help cut down a dead toenail that needed trimming but would have been painful to approach with a regular clipper.

    Promising review: "We bought this for our teen grandson to use for an ingrown toenail because he was not able to go to a nail salon that he trusted to fix this problem. It worked perfectly. He was so pleased with the result as it took care of his painful problem! Thank you for making a fantastic product. Every household should own one, especially during this COVID-19 health crisis!" —T.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. A memory foam gel pad for your wrists to relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole livelong day.

    A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads

    It comes in two pieces — one you can prop in front of your keyboard, and the other in front of your mouse.

    Promising review: "I've been working from home due to COVID and began experiencing wrist pain. The soft cushion from both items provided the relief I needed. Great products and price!" —Gaga15

    Get it from Amazon for $15.46 (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

    27. A compression foot sleeve to help manage heel pain and plantar fasciitis that you can sneakily wear right under your socks. The compression is so effective that even reviewers with chronic pain swear by them!

    Reviewer in a black compression sock that covers from the bottom of the toes to the top of the ankle

    Promising review: "I went on my first walk in years without pain the second day of trying these socks! I had almost given up trying to relieve the intense burning/soreness due to my plantar fasciitis, but I decided to try one last product. These socks have already changed my life and have allowed me to start working out again! Highly recommend." —Emily

    Get a pair from Amazon for $14.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    28. A set of desk-themed heat therapy rice pads designed to target all the achy spots working from home hit the hardest, from your neck all the way down to your littlest toe.

    The heat pads in gray with white chain designs
    The Ferris Wheels/Etsy

    The Ferris Wheels is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2008 that specializes in microwave heat pack, cold packs, rice flax heating pads, and neck wraps in various designs.

    Options for the set include a neck wrap, two wrist wraps, foot warmers and a neck warmer.

    Promising review: The office kit is awesome! I have used the thermal packs a few times, including heating up the wrist rests on days I type a lot. So stylish and healing! Thanks for making such awesome products!" —Sara Kohn

    Get it from The Ferris Wheels on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in individual pieces or in sets, as well as 10 colors).

    29. A large electric heating pad designed to be extra soft and flexible, so you can cuddle up to its warmth or ease aches and pains no matter where they're popping up on your human form.

    Model using blue pad on back muscles

    This pad has three different heat settings and an auto-shut off for safety, *plus* is totally machine washable.

    Promising review: "Unlike many heating pads, Mighty Bliss has a longer and more flexible surface to reach a greater area simultaneously. Having had extensive spinal reconstruction over the years, I find tightness typically follows extended activity. Mighty Bliss reaches both my lower back and neck, adapting to my body shape for more effective reach. I had essentially given up on home heating pads until Mighty Bliss but how keep it readily available for quick use when the time is right." —Gail Eberlin

    Get it from Amazon for $26.97

    30. A spiky massage ball meant to be a quick-fix solution for plantar fasciitis (aka deeply annoying inner foot pain) but that also works on other muscle groups that might be rebelling out of nowhere.


    Promising review: "I’ve been dealing with severe plantar fasciitis pain for a few weeks. It’s been bad enough that every step hurts and at times I hobble around like an old person and I’m only in my thirties. I bought this thinking that at least it’s cheap and it couldn’t hurt. Well, let me tell you, I’ve only used it twice, but I’m already ready to call it a lifesaver. I just absentmindedly rolled it around with my foot for a few minutes, then got up to go do something and was shocked to find that my foot didn’t hurt for the first time in WEEKS! I didn’t even feel like I was doing anything when I was using it, but apparently I was! I’m shocked, pleased, and very grateful." —wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    31. A pair of lacy thigh bands that'll stay in place all through the warm weather months to not only protect *existing* chafing between your legs (it always comes outta nowhere, y'all), but also to prevent it from happening again, so you don't have to worry whenever want to flounce around in dresses.

    Reviewer in beige colored lace thigh bands under a dress

    I own a pair of these, and unlike me showing off in aforementioned dresses, these STAY PUT. There are little grippers on them that lock them in place, but are gentle enough that you don't even notice 'em.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.'" —A. Spencer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 17 styles).

    Check out BuzzFeed's video review of of these thigh bands + other things to fight thigh chafing for more deets!

    32. A cozy weighted blanket that might help you sleep better at night if you deal with chronic pain or muscle soreness — a lot of reviewers found relief in the deep pressure of the glass beads.

    Model snuggled in a white weighted blanket

    To really tailor the experience, it comes in a bunch of custom sizes, weights, and colors depending on your perfect fit and feel.

    Promising review: "After reading other reviews on weighted blankets, I decided to go with Luna. (I have bought two now, one as a gift.) I love that the material is organic cotton, and the beads are not made of plastic. The material is cotton so it is light but strong. I have used this blanket for three or so months now. Having battled insomnia, restless legs, joint pain, and muscle pain, I had read that a weighted blanket could help. Honestly, I hardly have sleepless nights now. The blanket isn't too heavy but just heavy enough. Before I had this blanket there were many nights I was awake until 3 a.m. due to insomnia and pain. Now, usually within a half hour of winding down, I am asleep! It calms my restless legs , and really lessens muscle and joint pain! Blanket is sturdy, holding up well. Totally worth the money." —sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in seven sizes and various colors).

    33. An orthopedic memory foam pillow for back, stomach, *and* side sleepers — in other words, the One Pillow To Rule Them All for those of us who flip flop during the night. This molds to your neck and head to fully support you and prevent muscle strain in your neck and shoulders.


    Promising review: "One day I woke up to neck pain I've never had before. Seven months later I still have it. I've been to PT, MT, spin surgeons etc. Turns out I have lateral stenosis as well as muscle tension due to stress related issues (COVID-19, etc...) I've also tried other pillows. I didn't like it. This pillow here worked. I still have issues but much less since I started using this pillow. I take it everywhere I go and usually wake up without any neck pain. I definitely recommend it." —eRiK

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in three sizes).

    34. *OR* full body pillow that yes, was initially designed for pregnancy, but is so versatile and handy that anyone can make good use of it. The wrap around design is excellent for back, leg, and hip support, so you're much less likely to wake up stiff or sore at any of those joints.


    Psst — it's even detachable to convert into a reading station (or create a hole for your arm if you're a side sleeper!).

    Promising review: "I was struggling with hip and lower back pain and I refused to buy a pregnancy pillow. I didn't use the one I bought with my first pregnancy so I figured it was just a waste of money the second time around. BUT. let me tell you, this pillow is worth it! I'm a huge tummy sleeper and although I don't sleep on my tummy with this, I do move the cushions close together and lay on my tummy for a bit. It has eliminated my lower back/hip pain and I've only been using it for four to five days. It's a little annoying to try and reposition it in bed, however, I find myself waking up less at night so at that point, who cares!" —Lexy

    Get it from Amazon for $47.95 (available in six colors).

    35. An adjustable ergonomic kneeling chair that may be the unexpected solution to your WFH backache woes — this angled seat helps better align your spine and evenly distribute your weight, sort of like a standing desk without actually having to stand.


    Promising review: "I'm a 225-pound solid dude, back was killing me. Got this chair, took me a week or so to build up the muscles in my shins to get used to the new weight distribution, my pain is GONE. Love this chair, plan on getting a fancier one down the road, but I'm very happy with this." —AHR_Artist

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in two colors).

    36. A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into an oasis — this helps distribute your weight on your mattress more evenly to reduce pressure on your joints, so you're less likely to wake up all stiff and sore.


    Promising review: "No more sleepless nights. I was starting to suffer from insomnia because I have a slightly old box spring mattress. I started waking up with extreme neck and back pain. Since I’m on a tight budget I couldn’t just go buy a new bed. So I found this and thought I’d give it a try. So far it’s been three days and I have not woken up in the middle of the night and it feels amazing." —Yarixa

    Get it from Amazon for $50.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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