Award-Winning Podiatrists In Merrillville, IN, For EMG & Nerve Conduction Testing

EMG & Nerve Conduction Testing

podiatrist for nerve testingAn electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals.

Nerves control the muscles in the body with electrical signals called impulses. These impulses make the muscles react in specific ways. Nerve and muscle problems cause the muscles to react in abnormal ways.

If you have leg pain or numbness, performing these tests can help determine how much your nerves are being affected. These tests also check how well your spinal nerves and the nerves in your arms and legs are working.

EMG Procedure

An EMG can be performed at one of our convenient Weil Foot & Ankle Institute locations. This procedure is conducted by one of our EMG technologists or expert foot doctors, in a special room that stops any outside electrical interference.

You will be asked to lie on a table or bed or to sit in a reclining chair, so your muscles will be fully relaxed.

The skin over the areas to be tested is first cleaned, then covered with an electrode that is attached to a recording machine.

When the electrodes are securely in place, the electrical activity in that particular muscle is recorded while the muscle is at rest. Then the technologist or doctor asks you to slowly and steadily tighten or contract the muscle slowly, thus recording any electrical activity.

The electrode may be moved a number of times to record the activity in different areas of the muscle, or in different muscles.

The electrical activity in the muscle is shown as wavy and spiky lines on a video monitor, and may sound like popping noise on the speaker when the muscle is contracted. The activity may also be recorded on video for further evaluation.

An EMG may take 30 to 60 minutes. When the test is complete, the technician removes the electrodes and cleans your skin.

Learn More About How Our Podiatrist In Merrillville, IN & EMG’s Can Help You

Please call our podiatry office in Merrillville, IN, at 847-390-7666 if you have any additional questions about EMGs or nerve conduction testing. We will be happy to provide you with all the information that you need. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! Our Merrillville podiatrist offers 5-star rated podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN.

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot
Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)
Award-Winning Podiatrists &
Foot Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)


  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

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  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

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  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

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    - George G.
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  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

    - Robert K.
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  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

    - F. Kilduff
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

    - Sen D.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Excellent care, great doctors! Recommend highly."

    - George G.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Very personable. Very helpful. Made me feel very comfortable in their setting."

    - Robert K.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Best place to go for foot care. The doctors are great. The staff is wonderful."

    - F. Kilduff
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Was here for my toenails. Took care of me. Lots of information. Easy process. Would definitely recommend this place. I was also recommend orthodics, best money I've spent on myself."

    - Sen D.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Excellent care, great doctors! Recommend highly."

    - George G.
    best merrillville podiatrist
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Update (4/8/2020):

We are requiring patients and anyone accompanying them to arrive for their appointment with a face covering, (such as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, handmade mask or other) that covers their nose and mouth already in place.  If they or their guests arrive without one, they will be asked to return to their car to put one on or reschedule their appointment.  We are unable to issue surgical masks to patients at this time.  As such, beginning on the morning of April 8th, we will require patients and visitors to arrive for their appointment already wearing a face covering.

Dear Patient,

Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is committed to providing a safe and healthy care environment for our patients and team members. We are grateful for the exceptional care our dedicated team continues to provide for our patients.

We are here for you! As we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are proud to offer patients the option of TeleHealth appointments with our physicians from the comfort of your home.  A telehealth appointment can occur by using a personal computer (equipped with a webcam) or a smartphone. If you would like to schedule a TeleHealth appointment with one of our providers, please call 847-257-8614.

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We follow the sanitation guidelines set forth by OSHA to protect the health and safety of our patients, physician, staff and the community at large.  Additionally we’d like to share the following links where you will find the most up to date information about COVID-19 and what you can do to keep yourself, your family and friends safe while minimizing the risk to spread the virus.

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