An electromyography is a test to measure your muscle activity at rest and during use.
What happens during an electromyography?
An electromyography takes 30-60 minutes. It is usually performed as an outpatient meaning you can go home the day of the test.
Be sure and wear loose clothing so that you can move and engage any muscles that are being tested.
You will lie down or sit in a chair, depending on the area being tested. It is important to relax any muscles so that the activity levels can be measured both in a relaxed state and when the muscle is engaged.
A thin electrode needle will be inserted into the muscle. The electrode is attached by a wire to a machine. The technician will ask you to engage (contract or tighten) the muscle. The electrical activity is recorded by the machine.
They may need to move the electrode several times to ensure the activity is accurately recorded.
When the test is done, any electrodes are removed and the area will be cleaned. The insertion area may be slightly sore. You may feel a numbness or slight tingling in your muscles for 1-2 hours after the test. Be sure and let us know if you have any swelling or increased pain.
The technician may be able to tell you the results of the test before you leave. A complete report on your EMG will be sent to the consultant that ordered the test.
Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH
Cardiff Bay Hospital, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN
Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP
Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN
25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ
Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD
Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY
Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4DB
Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN
Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL
The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW
Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW
Shores Road, Woking, GU21 4BY
Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.
Get in touch
Fill in an enquiry form below or call us
A member of the team will respond to you soon.