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.
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.