Originally Posted by toeslayer
Queery from a GP - do pods ever use nerve conduction testing ?
What say you?
Of course, when indicated.
However the usual issue (in Australia) is that this is a specialist (neurologist) procedure and requires a medical referral to be a covered service.
However, as opposed to the relatively 'successful' use of NCS in the upper extremity, foot (particularly plantar nerve) assessments can be unreliable due to increased plantar skin thickness IMHO.
I feel that's why I regularly see "classic" tarsal tunnel NCS assessments coming back as normal. Which is bloody frustrating.