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Which tests help diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that happens when a major nerve in your hand gets pressured or squeezed. Your doctor may do several tests, including X-rays and MRIs. They might check you out physically, such as by pressing the median nerve on the inside of your wrist to check if that causes any tingling or numbness. Another test called EMG-NCV looks for any nerve or muscle damage.

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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