Pinprick testing is not as accurate as ankle jerks and vibration testing in Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
QJM. 2011 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Back to basics: ankle reflex in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Shehab DK, Al-Jarallah KF, Abraham M, Mojiminiyi OA, Al-Mohamedy H, Abdella NA. abstract here
- As you can see, the ankle jerk loss is more sensitive than testing for pinprick.
- Vibration testing was done at 128 Hz.