EMG on wrong side?
June 17, 2014 9:28 AM Subscribe
The pinky and ring fingers on both my hands have numbness, tingling, very mild pain, or weakness typical of ulnar nerve compression. I've recently had my first EMG with needles, but when sticking the hand, the doctor stuck needles only near the thumb and index finger. Does it make any sense that they would test nerves only on the opposite side of the hand that has problems?
posted by dmo to Health & Fitness (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've already spoken with the doctor about this, but my concerns weren't addressed. I was told that we'd go over it in the follow-up appointment.
I was also stuck in various places up my arm and in one place on the back of my neck. I don't recall most specific locations on my arm at this point, though.
If you've had a needle EMG for ulnar nerve problems, do you recall where on your arms and hands the needles were stuck?