Pain and Hand Function

Nicholas Howland, Mariela Lopez, Andrew Y. Zhang

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Abstract

Pain is a unique somatosensory perception that can dramatically affect our ability to function. It is also a necessary perception, without which we would do irreparable damage to ourselves. In this article, the authors assess the impact of pain on function of the hand. Pain can be categorized into acute pain, chronic pain, and neuropathic pain. Hand function and objective measurements of hand function are analyzed as well as the impact of different types of pain on each of these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalHand Clinics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Acute pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Hand function
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Howland, N., Lopez, M., & Zhang, A. Y. (2016). Pain and Hand Function. Hand Clinics, 32(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hcl.2015.08.002