Dr. Martin's notes

Friday January 13, 2017

Palpation

Palpation is the tactile sense of touching the body or feeling joints to determine what is happening under the skin.

The palpation should be feeling for swelling, firmness, nodules, and "cracking" or "crunching" or "popping" noises.

Practice palpation of the fingers, wrist, elbow and shoulder.