My PCP said I was to have a Nerve Conduction Study…but what I had done doesn’t even sound similar to what I am reading on the internet. There were no needles involved. The test took less than 3 or 4 minutes.
The tech put this sticky thing on the tops of both my feet. Then she hooked the meter up to the things on my feet. Then switched it on…OMG!!! So painful!!! It wasn’t a deep pain more like a topical pain. 32 pulses on the tops of both feet and 22 on the inside of the ankle of my left foot.
I told her there was obviously nothing wrong (after the first foot was done) because I felt EVERYTHING!!! And she said "Not necessarily…usually the more pain the patient feels during the test, it means something is wrong).
I THOUGHT I had a high tolerance for pain…and I found out I am NOT as tough as I thought I was!!
BUT…at least I will know for sure, once and for all…what…if anything, is causing my leg pain!!