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Carpal tunnel syndrome can usually be diagnosed with a medical history and a physical exam. But sometimes nerve tests are used to check
median nerve function when symptoms of
carpal tunnel syndrome are present. The nerve
conduction velocity (NCV) test measures the speed of electricity as it moves
through a nerve. An electromyogram (EMG) records the electrical activity of
nerves and muscles, which shows nerve or muscle disorders.
have carpal tunnel symptoms, nerve tests may or may not be appropriate for you.
Before you have nerve tests, think about the following:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHerbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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