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Does An Emg Hurt More In A Diseased Muscle
Two part ? Whats the difference bettween an EMG and nerve conduction test AND is it more painful or less if you have nerve damage?
There are two parts: Nerve conduction study: Electrodes are put on skin over a nerve. Mild electric shocks (not painful) cause axons to transmit action potentials (nerve impulses). Velocity & amplitude (speed & strength) of impulses are measured. This measures nerve's function. Electromyogram: Needle electrodes are stuck in muscles innervated by a nerve. Electrical activity of muscle => data on nerve function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more
Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms
Why does an injury to a bone have a faster recovery/healing time when compared to a muscle or nerve cell?
Rich blood supply: Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit injury to nerve - does not heal since nerve does not grow back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So if MRI was normal but may not show nerve damage from spinal and your in severe shooting pain what would it be? Muscle spasms or damaged nerve?
Multiple causes: it can be a facet problem, and endplate irritation, or even discogenic pain without herniation, among other causes. you need to see a pain specialist ...Read more
I had an EMG that showed damage to s1 and s2 nerve . Could the pain in ball of foot be caused from damaged nerve. Does it travel to toes?
Backwards thinking: Presumably you didn't just wander by a neurologist's shop window & made an impulse purchase of an EMG/NCS. You had the test for a reason. Was your foot pain the reason? You must have seen a PCP who referred you to a neurologist. What's THEIR differential Dx of your pain? If you didn't ask, why not? You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. Silence won't get you one. Ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A antibiotic shot gave my left buttox a dent and it is smaller and less muscular does this mean the muscle is damaged and cannot be fixed w/ exercise ?
Likely fat tissue: deterioration. Was the area sore after the injection? You can smooth out the dent quite a bit by strengthening your gluteal muscles, causing them to enlarge as they strengthen--the Brazilian Butt Lift effect. The local fat degeneration may happen if the person who mixed up the shot added lidocaine with epinephrine rather than plain lidocaine! ...Read more
Can a paraganglioma in the carotid artery be functional and symptomatic? I have a ball there over 5cm. It feels attached to the muscle, not a lipoma
Needs to be checked: Yes, it is possible, but most of them are asymptomatic. If it is growing, you should go to a head and Neck Cancer specialist and get it further evaluated and properly measured with an X-ray or ultrasound so that it can be closely monitored for further growth and need for surgical excision sometime in the future. ...Read more
That depends on the: Type of lifting you do. When going for big gunsthese exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls ; lying dumbbell triceps extensions. You can't specifically add fat to your arms with weight gain. ...Read more
When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?
Does localized painless twitching in muscle areas like bicep, & tricep warrant a visit to a neurologist for EMG? Any benign issues or ALS?
See below: I do not really understand your question. There really is no part of the body that doesn't move on a regular basis. You can have muscular pain anywhere. ...Read more
I have minimal neuropathy in my foot but doc thinks the damage is from possible the tibital in knee more damage will show it when do i get a new emg?
Depends on injury...: EMG studies are typically performed to diagnose nerve injury and a specific treatment plan follows according to the patients diagnosis. If the current treatment is not effective and all treatments have been exhausted an additional EMG study could be done which is usually after a year or so from the original, or if there is an increase in symptoms/pain. ...Read more
I was wondering if a lumbar sympathetic block would hurt more on a larger person or a leaner fit person?
Does loss of height (1 inch) indicate that my spine is becoming more compress? Used to do a lot of weightlifting, lumbar and lower feel compressed
Loss of Height: Loss of height is a natural part of aging, and some people start losing height as early as age 30. It is not uncommon for people to lose 1/4" of height every decade after age 40. Men generally have more muscle mass and lose bone more slowly than women, and therefore do not lose height as rapidly. Loss of height of 1" at 25 is highly unusual, and should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more
Usually NOT: MRV or MR Venography is to study the veins in the area of interest. There is usually no diagnostic evaluation of additional structures. ...Read more
I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?
Good question: Tarlov cysts can be seen on MRI near a dorsal root ganglion. Those that are larger than 1.5 CM are more likely to be symptomatic. (Most are asymptomatic and incidental findings) The MRI is only as good as the Neuroradiologist or General Radiologist who reads it. The perinium pain may be referred or due to a local process. Your going to need a kick ass doctor (pun intended) Finland has many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a moderate internal pain central to the lower torso more likely to be a strained muscle or a kidney problem? The pain lasted a few days.
Here are some ...: As long as being tolerable, remaining afebrile, & getting betterslowly but surely day by day, time with patience is the best medicine for now. Meanwhile, recollect the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, and progress of the symptom over time, and bring those to Doc for analysis + physical exam + possible tests so to deduce ?Dx for proposing reasonable Rx/care/counseling... ...Read more
If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?
No.: Arterial insufficiency can be chronic or acute. If chronic, the treatment might be medication or surgery or a combination. Proper diet is key! Smoking must be stopped! Exercise can help condition the muscles to be more efficient in their use of the blood they do manage to receive. But, If it is sudden, or acute, it is a medical emergency and should be checked with no delay! Good health to you ...Read more
Is there an orthopedic surgeon in existence that could make my feet smaller without losing the ability to walk
my shoe size is 16 6E and would like a thinner foot so that it doesn't cause a long term financial strain?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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