The hand and especially the fingertips are rich in sensory receptors as we use our fingers to touch, handle, and feel many things experienced in daily living.
There are a variety of tools designed to assess the integrity of sensory receptors and neurological transmissions of our hand and fingers. Tools used to make these assessments include:
One basis for such testing is to evaluate the integrity of nerve root sensory patterns called dermatomes as well as peripheral nerve cutaneous distribution patterns.
ProHealthcareProducts.com offers a variety of sensory evaluation tools to aid in therapeutic evaluation of sensory deficits.