Physical Medicine doctors have been trained to perform electrodiagnostic studies. Electrodiagnostic medicine procedures can be used in the diagnosis of numbness, weakness, fatigue, cramps, and abnormal sensations. The two procedures used most commonly are the electromyographic examination (EMG) and nerve conduction studies. These techniques help the Physical Medicine doctor to diagnose conditions that cause pain, weakness, and numbness.
Some common problems diagnosed by using electrodiagnostic studies are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pinched nerve at wrist), Neuropathy (nerve injury), Radiculopathy (pinched nerve originating from spine), and other forms of nerve entrapments.
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