The effect of temperature on hand function in patients with tremor.

  title={The effect of temperature on hand function in patients with tremor.},
  author={Cynthia Cooper and Virgilio Gerald Hilario Evidente and Joseph G. Hentz and Charles H Adler and John N. Caviness and Katharina Gwinn-Hardy},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  volume={13 4},
Hand therapists may notice a patient's tremor when treating another diagnostic problem, such as arthritis or a fracture. In these instances, the tremor may become apparent as the patient attempts to don or doff a splint or to practice a home exercise program, or it may be reported in terms of difficulty with dressing or eating. The authors hypothesized that limb cooling would temporarily improve hand function among patients with essential tremor (ET) and that limb warming would temporarily… CONTINUE READING

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