SN instructed patient on importance of pain management. Take pain medication as ordered. Do not wait for pain to become severe. If your pain is not controlled and you are taking your medication as prescribed contact your doctor or nurse. Do not take your medication more often than prescribed without talking with your physician. Patient verbalized instruction.
Skilled nurse advised patient to elevate both legs to decrease pain and improve circulation.
Patient assessment done with special attention on neuro-musculoskeletal and general status. Vital signs monitored.
The patient was advised to avoid lifting/stooping in order to decrease back pain. The patient was encouraged to avoid or stop smoking (nicotine decreases diskal circulation).
Assess patient's pain and instructed her relieved with medications and rest.
Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking tramadol. Side effects can this medication cause: Tramadol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: dizziness, weakness, sleepiness,difficulty falling asleep or staying sleep,headache.
SN instructed patient about ways to relieve muscle stiffness such as performing exercises including gentle muscle stretching as tolerated, obtaining adequate rest or uninterrupted sleep in order to reduce stress, massaging affected body parts if not contraindicated and to avoid lifting heavy objects. Instructed to inform doctor or skilled nurse if discomfort progress or when severe or unexplained pain is felt.
The best treatment for nerve pain, ultimately, is to manage your diabetes well. In fact, a major study by the American Diabetes Association in 2006 showed that strict blood glucose control with intensive insulin therapy lowered the chances of having symptoms of peripheral neuropathy - tingling, burning, and pain - by 64%. While you can't control whether or not you get diabetic nerve pain, you can help control your glucose levels with diet, exercise, and mediations if you need them.
Patient instructed to contact primary physician if current pain treatment stops working or pain begins to get worse over time.
Patient was instructed on pain management. Diabetes can destroy small blood vessels, which in turn can damage the nervous system, and these damaged nerves can cause pain. The pain arises from the nerves that are injured or malfunctioning that can be from the tip of the toe to the brain.