Point tenderness in the abdomen is pain experienced when pressure is applied to a a specific area of the abdomen. Point tenderness is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more of the organs in the specific area being pressed. Always seek medical attention if you are experiencing abdominal tenderness.
Rebound tenderness, on the other hand, refers to pain upon the removal of pressure rather than the application of pressure to the abdomen.