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Less Specific Arm Illnesses.
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PMID:  21392938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Unexplained symptoms are among the most common complaints addressed by health providers. Nonspecific (or less specific) arm pain, in particular, is characterized by vague, diffuse, uncharacteristic symptoms, and disproportionate pain and disability. Many of the conditions diagnosed and treated by hand specialists as specific abnormalities might be better considered nonspecific because no distinct, unique, characteristic pathology or pathophysiology can be identified. An approach that assumes that symptoms are directly related to underlying pathophysiology and ignores the important psychological and sociological contributions to illness risks hindering recovery.
Ana-Maria Vranceanu; Arthur Barsky; David Ring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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