Diagnostics

EMG/ Nerve Conduction Testing

EMG (Electromyography) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) tests are used in conjunction with one another to identify damaged or impaired nerves. An EMG/NCV test may be necessary if a person has symptoms of a muscle or nerve condition. Such symptoms may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Muscle Weakness or Stiffness
  • Muscle Wasting
  • Twitching, Cramping, or Spasms
  • Loss of Fine Motor Control
  • Persistent Pain in the Feet, Legs, Arms, or Hands
  • Numbness, Tingling, or Paralysis in the Limbs

EMG/NCV tests also provide information that can be used to determine the location and extent of muscle and nerve damage.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

A Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound is a specialized exam that looks provides real-time images of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage throughout the body. MSK can assess the following but not limited to:

  • Tendon tears or tendinitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, Achilles tendon in the ankle and many other tendons throughout the body.
  • Muscle tears, masses or fluid collections.
  • Ligament sprains or tears.
  • Inflammation or fluid (effusions) within the bursae and joints.
  • Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome.