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For the past few days, a client has been having calf pain and notices that the painful calf is larger than the other one. The right calf is red, warm, achy, and tender to touch. Which question about the pain should a nurse include in the assessment?



A. Does the pain worsen when you get up in the morning?
B. Does the pain increase with activity and lessen with rest?
C. Is the pain relieved when you change position?
D. Is the pain worse when you point your toes toward your knee?

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Howland, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Is the pain worse when you point your toes toward your knee?-rationale: the clients symptoms indicate deep vein thrombosis (dvt). pointing toes toward the knee will cause discomfort in a client with dvt. time of the day doesnt influence the pain associated with dvt. a client with intermittent claudication experiences pain that increases during activity and decreases with rest. a dependent position, not a position change, will increase venous stasis and the pain associated with dvt.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: physiological adaptationcognitive level: applicationreference: smeltzer, s.c., and bare, b. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical surgical-nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1005.
 

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