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Fahmida's examination findings

Essential component Findings
Musculoskeletal screening examination, e.g. GALS screen Normal range of movement in joints, some tenderness of limbs

Able to form a full fist
Examine joints reported as painful No joint swelling
MTPJ/MCPJ squeeze test and ability to form a complete fist (ability to completely cover fingernails in fist position) to test for possible inflammatory arthritis MCPJ/MTPJ squeeze test normal, pain-free
Examine for finger/toenail abnormalities, skin rashes, psoriasis, alopecia, petechiae Normal, no rashes
Possible component Findings
Examine any other systems identified in history Not indicated
Neurological examination, particularly looking for weakness or upper motor-neurone signs Not indicated
Palpate for lymphadenopathy, take temperature Normal
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Examination for musculoskeletal pain

man and a physiotherapist

Patients expect a physical examination and it provides crucial information about where the pain is coming from.

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