Skip to main content

Quell® Promises Relief For Chronic Pain Sufferers

So, have you seen television ads for Quell®?  It's a newer pain relief device, FDA approved...a TENS unit-- with a twist.

Quell® is a wearable pain management device that can be used for many types of chronic pain. While the actual device sits in an adjustable band that is worn just below the knee, it can deliver pain relief to other body sites when in use.  It has a smart phone app that can be used to make adjustments to pain relief program as needed. The product web site says that the device itself is responsive to the body's changing needs for pain relief and can adjust itself to accommodate as needed. And if that's not enough, it's a drug-free method of pain relief!

The product is available on line through the manufacturer from about $249.00. There are also some retailers who have this product available, including Amazon, QVC, and Target.  There is more information available at the product web site which you can access here.    The Quell® website is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.  The product was presented at a recent PainWeek® conference and is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Still skeptical?  I recommend looking at product reviews before purchasing.  I looked at some of these on Amazon and QVC. In my opinion, this product is not ideal for every chronic pain sufferer, but it's obvious that many people have found relief by using it.



  1. With the Electronic Pulse Massager , you can soothe tired or sore muscles in the comfort of your own home. This portable, compact massager is a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy unit that uses mild electronic impulses to stimulate muscles and alleviate pain.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Living with Chronic pain hits the big screen!

Been to the movies lately?  Jennifer Aniston is on the big screen in a recent release titled "Cake."
Her character, Claire is a victim of chronic pain...she belongs to a support group, where all of the members are coming to terms with the suicide of one of their members.  Of course, she also takes pain medication and addiction is another of her problems...and of course there's more!

I guess I am writing this post just to bring readers' attention to the fact that Hollywood has become aware of the crisis that is chronic pain.  This movie is a testament to that. People that don't have to live with this kind of pain don't fully understand the whole story.  Maybe this movie will shed some light on the issues.

Here is the official trailer for the movie:

Sources: prweb;;YouTube

Herpes As A Helper?

If you've ever had shingles, or known anyone that has experienced it, you probably know that chronic pain can persist following the initial attack (post herpetic neuralgia).  This is because the herpes virus seems to have an affinity for nerve cells.  And while it's not fun to have shingles or post herpetic neuralgia, the herpes virus may be a key in future development of delivery systems for pain management treatments.

Here's the deal--since Herpes simplex has an affinity for nerve cells, researchers are looking a genetically modified, safer version of the virus to deliver genetic material to damaged nerves.  In simple terms, once the genetic material reaches these nerve cells, it will hopefully encode these nerves to ultimately inhibit pain signals.  Animal studies and clinical trials in cancer patients have been encouraging thus far.

This is one of those developments that makes me believe that there is hope for those in chronic pain. Along with so many other exciting d…

The Knee Bone's Connected To The Leg Bone....

Two recent studies have brought a not-so-novel concept into the limelight-the concept being that people who present with knee pain often develop pain in other parts of their bodies.  These studies, known as the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) and the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), were assessed by a Clinical Epidemiology Team as Boston University School of Medicine in an effort to find preventive strategies to combat this trend.

The authors suggest that knee pain may cause individuals to alter their gait in an effort to compensate for their discomfort. In doing so, the alignment of other body joints is altered, and this may be the cause of secondary joint pain, especially hips and ankles. The authors go on to say that the pain in these secondary sites is not necessarily osteoarthritis--perhaps bursitis or some other injury.

Osteoarthritis is a result of wear and tear in the joints.  We may not be able to completely eliminate osteoarthritis from occurring, but some common se…