An elderly patient with arthritis wants to control his disease and pain without the use of medications. Which of the following should the nurse include in the patient's care plan?


• ROM exercises and heat therapy can help control the patient's pain without using medication

• Jogging will aggravate the patient's joints. However, daily (or every other day) walking or swimming would be appropriate exercises to help control his arthritis.  If he is overweight, losing weight would also improve his arthritis pain

• Ibuprofen would be against the patient's wishes

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