Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed?

Your doctor may ask about your symptoms and physical activity, and perform a physical examination to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, according to the American College of RheumatologyOff Site Icon (ACR).

Tests such as electromyography (EMG) may be used to measure muscle and nerve activity, aiding the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, states the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS).

Ask your doctor about diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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