Discrimination – 2 Point

Two Point Discrimination

Examination Technique:

  • use either calipers or a opened paper clip with two parallel ends.
  • demonstrate to the patient with eyes open by applying either one or two points of the stimulus to the fingerpad.
  • ask the patient to close their eyes.
  • deliver the stimulus and ask the patient to report whether they feel one or two points.

Normal Response:

  • normal values over the fingerpads are 2-4 mm.
Discrimination – 2 Point