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Cutaneous (skin) stimulation--transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS), heat, cold, therapeutic touch, and massage

-interrupts pain pathways
-cold for inflammation
-heat to decrease blood flow and reduce stiffness

2

Distraction

-ambulation
-deep breathing
-visitors
-television
-music

3

Relaxation

-meditation
-yoga
-progressive muscle relaxation

4

Imagery

-focusing on a pleasant thought to divert focus
-requires ability to concentrate

5

Acupuncture

-vibration or electrical stimulation via tiny needles inserted into the skin and subcutaneous tissues at specific points

6

Others:

-reduction of pain stimuli in environment
-elevation of edematous extremities to promote venous return and decrease swelling