Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness and aching in the hands and arms. It becomes worse with participation in some common sports or jobs. Learn how CTS develops and what you can do to prevent it.
Electromyography (EMG) Podcast
Electromyography measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Podcast
This test measures how quickly electrical impulses are sent through a nerve. NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction.
Peripheral Nerve Conditions
Brachial Neuritis
Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It affects mainly the lower nerves of the brachial plexus.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
A bundle of connected nerves in the neck region of your spinal cord sends branches down into your shoulders, arms, and hands. This group of nerves is called the brachial plexus.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: It's All in the Wrist
Do you spend your days using a computer, sorting mail or assembling small parts? If your workplace duties put stress on your wrists, you may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Repetitive Motion Injury
Repetitive motion injuries, also called repetitive stress injuries, are temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by performing the same motion over and over again.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome feels similar to the pain that occurs from hitting the "funny" bone in your elbow. The condition may occur if you frequently bend your elbows, constantly lean on your elbows, or sustain a direct injury to the area.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The disorder usually occurs a few days or weeks after a person has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection.
Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Problems)
The risk of developing nerve damage, or neuropathy, increases the longer a person has diabetes. About half of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy.
Discovering Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy usually occurs after a person has had diabetes for at least 20 years or has had poor control of blood sugar.
Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a type of damage to your peripheral nervous system, the network of nerves that transmits information from your central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord) to the rest of your body.
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