Shanberger wrote:Had Brain MRI w/wo contrast last week. Neuro left message on phone saying I do not have MS. But everything I read here contradicts his hard stance and my feet and ankles are still symptomatic with burning and tingling. So confused.
lyndacarol wrote:Shanberger wrote:...Neuro left message on phone saying I do not have MS.
MS is an exclusionary diagnosis made by ruling out all other possibilities.
Shanberger wrote:do MS symptoms present with burning in ankles and feet bilaterally?
Shanberger wrote:Why would an EMG be the next diagnostic test?
EMG is most often used when people have symptoms of weakness, and examination shows impaired muscle strength. It can help to tell the difference between muscle weakness caused by injury of a nerve attached to a muscle and weakness due to neurologic disorders.
What Abnormal Results Mean
An EMG can detect problems with your muscles during rest or activity. Disorders or conditions that cause abnormal results include the following:
• Alcoholic neuropathy
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Axillary nerve dysfunction
• Becker's muscular dystrophy
• Brachial plexopathy
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Cervical spondylosis
• Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
• Denervation (reduced nerve stimulation of a muscle)
• Distal median nerve dysfunction
• Duchenne muscular dystrophy
• Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (Landouzy-Dejerine)
• Familial periodic paralysis
• Femoral nerve dysfunction
• Friedreich's ataxia
• Guillain-Barre syndrome
• Lambert-Eaton syndrome
• Mononeuritis multiplex
• Myopathy (muscle degeneration caused by a number of disorders, including muscular dystrophy)
• Myasthenia gravis
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Radial nerve dysfunction
• Sciatic nerve dysfunction
• Sensorimotor polyneuropathy
• Shy-Drager syndrome
• Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis
• Tibial nerve dysfunction
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