Electrodiagnostic testing (for neurological testing)
Hand & Wrist Treatments & Surgeries -
Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist
Electrodiagnostic testing is used to measure the electrical output produced by your muscles and nerves, which can be used to determine if they are functioning normally. These tests are often performed by a neurologist or physiatrist.
During an EMG, small needles are placed into the muscle to record the electrical activity. Your doctor will then ask you to relax the muscle and tense it slightly to produce the signals, and will monitor the output on a screen. After the test, you may experience some soreness or minor bruising around the site.