Ataxia is one of the most bothering diseases and if you think you are facing, you can check it by performing different rapid alternating movement tests. These tests can be performed at home by learning from the internet but we recommend to visit a physician and have your check up with him. One of the rapid alternation movement tests is the finger-to-nose test which is considered as the best of them. In this article, we are going to discuss the complete method of performing this test. Once again, I should repeat that it is better if you go to the doctor and perform the test under his supervision. The reasons are that they are well experienced in performing these tests and they can very well estimate whether you are affected by the diseases or not and also its intensity. Let us discuss this test in more detail.
Procedure for Finger-to-Nose Test:
Just like the heel-to-shin test which I taught you in an article before, this test is quite easy to perform. However, I must mention here again that this test is best performed under the doctor’s supervision of the better examination of disease. Also, the way of performing this test may differ according to the doctor you choose based on his experience etc. Also, a video link is embedded after this written procedure to perform this test which will help you to understand this test in a better way. Let us now guide you through the procedure of performing this test in few easy steps.
- In this test, the patient is required to quickly touch their noses and the fingers of the examiner as fast and quick as they can.
- Always keep in mind that the finger which patient will use to touch his/her nose and doctor finger should be right index finger.
- The patient must do it as fast as possible and the doctor has to change the position of its finger during the test.
- If the patient can do this as fast as he can with his left finger at the rate he does with his right finger then the patient is normal. If not, then this means that the patient is abnormal.
And this is how we easily perform this test and get the results.
Finger-to-Nose Test Procedure Video:
Watching this video will let you understand this test in a better way.
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