Physical Exam for Chronic Pain Topic Overview
physical exam for
chronic pain, your doctor or other health professional will look for
areas that are tender, weak, numb, deformed, or inflamed.
Your doctor will test your reflexes and look for your
reaction to certain movements. He or she will also look for other clues, such as swelling,
coolness, or color change.
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The doctor also will look at or ask you about:
Your ability to do daily activities and how your pain affects these activities. Whether you use any aids or devices,
such as a cane or brace. Your general activity
level. Your balance and the
range of motion in your joints.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 09, 2013
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