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