Pain and Temperature

Pain – Examination Technique:

  • use a disposable pin.
  • ask the patient to close their eyes and report whether they feel sharp or dull.
  • be sure to apply the sharp stimulus to all sites since if only the dull stimulus is applied, pain sensation has not been assessed.

Temperature – Examination Technique:

  • use a cold vibration fork.
  • if necessary, the fork can be cooled by running it under cold water.
  • ask the patient if they perceive the vibration fork as cold.
Pain and Temperature