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If a patient has pain in any part of his body, should we avoid examining that part or we keep it till the end of examination.
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Pain is a symptom but tenderness is a physical finding. In order to document tenderness you have to palpate the abdomen or move the joint ...etc

Therefore you have to do it, but keep it to the last.

For more on this please read here
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If a patient has pain in any part of his body, should we avoid examining that part or we keep it till the end of examination.
Try to examine the painful areas at the end and if you cause pain to the patient, please say "i'm sorry i caused you pain and i would not be repeating the same examination".
in the pn you can mention "painful restriction of movement at that particular joint"
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