Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Pain (acute or chronic) related to inflammation and swelling of the tendon

OUTCOMES. Comfort level; Pain control behavior; Pain: Disruptive effects; Pain level

INTERVENTIONS. Pain management; Analgesic administration; Positioning; Teaching: Prescribed activity/exercise; Teaching: Procedure/treatment; Teaching: Prescribed medication

H PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION Collaborative

First-line therapy is often pharmacologic. Applications of heat, cold, ice, or ultrasound may be indicated to promote relief of pain and inflammation. The physician may also prescribe immobilization using a sling, splint, or cast. Fluid removal by aspiration and physical therapy to prevent "frozen" joints and preserve motion constitute supplementary treatment. In extremely rare situations, surgery may be necessary to loosen calcification.

Pharmacologic

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