Light touch
Pain & temperature
Vibration sense
Position sense


Vibration Sense
Examination Technique:

  • use a 128 hertz vibration fork.

  • apply the stimulus over the distal phalanx of the index finger or large toe.

  • ask the patient to report whether they feel vibration sense and then to report when it stops in order to assess the minimal threshold to perceive the stimulus.

  • compare to your own extremities.