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Diagnosing
Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome
The first step in treating carpal tunnel is ensuring an accurate diagnosis.
Other conditions-fracture, pinched
nerve or arthritis, for example-can
cause similar symptoms, so it's important to rule those out. Your doctor will
review your symptoms to determine
whether they align with a carpal tunnel
diagnosis. He or she also may test your
grip strength, assess wrist mobility and
check for tenderness along the nerve.
To help confirm a diagnosis and
also define the location and severity of the nerve compression, a nerve
conduction test is recommended for
people with symptoms of carpal tunnel.
It involves using electrodes to send
small shocks through the median nerve
and measuring the journey of these
electrical impulses. A delay or stop
along the nerve within the carpal tunnel signals nerve compression and confirms a diagnosis.

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Need a
Nerve Study?

PHOTO BY JACKSON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn more about what to
expect during a nerve study
known as an electromyogram. Visit UVA Health at
uvahealth.com/emg.

Scottie Frey was back
enjoying one of her favorite
pastimes, crocheting, in only
two weeks after surgery.

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