Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (MSKUS) uses the same technology as cardiology or obstetric visits to produce images of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints. It is used to diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
MSKUS allows our therapists to see the structures we are interested in and perform a dynamic assessment of their integrity. In this regard, MSKUS is superior to MRI because it can be performed while the patient is moving.
Nerve Conduction Studies: A nerve conduction study (NCS) is a test used to evaluate the function of the nerves. NCS measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve and can help tell whether a nerve has been damaged. Problems with the nerves can cause pain, tingling, or weakness in your muscles.
Electromyogram: An electromyogram (EMG) is a test used to record the electrical activity of muscles. Our muscles move when nerve signals from the brain tell them to work. Electromyography measures how well your muscles respond to those nerve signals.