Case study analysis

Numbness and Pain:
A 47-year-old obese female complains of pain in her right wrist, with tingling and numbness in the thumb and
index and middle fingers for the past 2 weeks. She has been frustrated because the pain causes her to drop
her hair-styling tools.
Use the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case
study to which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template provided in the Week 5 resources.
Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case. List
five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis, and justify why you selected each.

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