Testing that evaluates the physiology and functioning of the peripheral nervous system or whole motor units by measuring electrical activity in nerves and muscle. There are two main types of testing: nerve conduction studies and needle examination, also known as electromyography. Electrodiagnostic testing is used to test for nerve injuries such as neurapraxia, axonotmesis, neurotmesis. If performed by a specialist, electrodiagnostic testing is highly effective in detecting the location and degree of nerve injury in athletes, but does not measure pain.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.