Nerve Injuries

The hand has an intricate network of nerves that allow us to perform fine motor movements. Damage to any of these nerves can disrupt normal functions of the hand and cause numbness and pain. Cuts to the hand are the most common injuries that damage nerves, but nerves can also be damaged from crushing injuries that stretch the nerve too far.

Symptoms include:

• Numbness and tingling in fingers and hand
• Sharp, radiating pain
• Inability to move fingers or hand
• Fingertips sensitive to cold

Treatment for cut or lacerated nerves requires surgery. Crushed or stretched nerves often heal without surgery. Hand therapy is usually recommended as part of the treatment plan. The hand surgeons at Emory will discuss the best treatment for your nerve injury.

If you have questions, or to make an appointment, call: 404-778-3350.

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