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Nerve Damage in Hand Treatment

Scott Loeb DO
Medically reviewed by Dr. Loeb
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Scott Loeb DO
Medically reviewed by Dr. Loeb

In our daily lives, our hands are essential for carrying out many tasks, whether opening doors or driving. Yet, various risks can impair hand function, making even basic actions difficult.

Nerve damage is a risk to consider. It can cause pain and make it difficult to work. Knowing what’s causing nerve damage in the hands is essential to find the right treatment. Nerve damage can result from several factors. The first step to regaining hand functionality is to find the root cause and create a resolution. To prevent more harm, it’s essential to understand what causes nerve damage in the hands. It’s crucial to take action and not let the damage worsen. 

One should take action and not ignore the situation. Being proactive can make a difference in the outcome. Getting medical help and stopping more damage is necessary to avoid lasting effects. If you have nerve damage in your hands, it can feel like a lot to handle. Enjoy a fulfilling life by restoring hand function through proper diagnosis and treatment.

What Causes Nerve Damage in Hands

The hands are crucial to our daily lives. Our hands can get injured, hurting the nerves that control them. These injuries can result in long-term damage. These effects may persist for a significant period. Injuries can have varying effects on the nerves. Nerve damage in the hands can occur from pressure, stretching, or cuts that cause injuries. 

  • When a nerve is under too much pressure, it can lead to compression and cause pressure injuries. 
  • When a nerve is extended beyond its normal range, it can lead to stretching-related injuries. 
  • Injuries that involve cutting can damage or sever a nerve. 

Each type of injury has unique effects and outcomes, and its essential to seek medical. 

woman holds her hand and feels pain

Signs of Nerve Damage in Hands

If you have nerve damage, exploring the different ways to treat your condition is crucial. Knowing how these injuries affect your hand function is essential for finding the best treatment options. This requires understanding the details of these injuries. 

The extent and location of the nerve damage in the hands play a big role in shaping the treatment approach. The timing of intervention can also influence treatment outcomes. Prompt medical help and early problem detection can prevent harm and aid recovery success. If you wait too long to get treatment, the injury could worsen, making it harder to recover completely. 

Understanding nerve injuries and the remedies available to recover is essential. Different options should be explored for the best results. If you have nerve damage in your hand, there are helpful advancements that can improve it.


One symptom of nerve damage is numbness. Experiencing numbness in the hands might be a sign of potential nerve damage. Your hand nerves are essential for sending sensory information to the brain. You might feel numbness or other unusual sensations if these nerves get compressed or injured. 

This is due to disrupted communication with the brain. When a nerve cannot send signals, it can cause numbness in the affected area, which means a loss of sensation. In the hands, nerve damage may present as numbness in the palm or the fingers. 

Yet, it’s worth remembering that numbness might not always be caused by nerve damage alone. Factors such as uncomfortable sleeping or sitting positions can also cause this feeling. 


Keeping an eye out for weakness is crucial as it can signal nerve damage in the hands. You might experience weakness if the nerves that send motor signals become damaged. 

When someone suffers nerve damage, it can affect their hand muscles and cause defects to varying degrees. The level of weakness depends on the type and severity of the injury. You may experience difficulty controlling your hands, such as shaking or trembling. 

This can impact your ability to perform tasks and activities. This can include everyday activities like writing, buttoning clothes, or holding objects. They may also drop things more due to reduced muscle control. 


It’s essential to detect pain in our hands because it might mean nerve damage. This requires careful observation and assessment. Our brains receive information from nerves in our hands, which enables us to sense temperature, touch, and pain. 

The nerves’ damage or irritation can cause many painful symptoms. Sometimes you might feel tingling or burning or sharp and shooting pains. Nerve damage-induced pain can disrupt daily activities, affecting a person’s quality of life. Mundane tasks such as holding objects or typing on a keyboard may become difficult. The level and kind of pain may vary based on where and how severe the nerve damage is. 

Addressing hand pain is essential to determine the cause and start appropriate management. This will help avoid further deterioration and promote improved hand function and well-being. 

doctor's appointment due to nerve damage

Nerve Damage in Hand Treatment

To improve your hand function and reduce discomfort from nerve damage, it’s essential to understand the matter well. This can be a complex process. If you have nerve damage in your hand, exploring various ways to handle this complex issue is crucial.

People have options for how they can handle such situations. The best approach depends on their specific needs and circumstances. Different methods vary in their level of simplicity and safety. Some are basic and safe, while others are more complex or inventive. 

Knowing your treatment options is essential to help you recover if you have a nerve injury. To find the best option for you, it’s essential to understand the different choices available. This can be a complex process, but it’s essential for success.

Non-surgical treatment

There are ways to treat nerve damage in the hands without surgery. These methods focus on managing symptoms, promoting nerve healing, and improving hand function. 

  • Your doctor may prescribe certain medications to help manage pain and reduce nerve discomfort.
  • Individuals can improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination with physical therapy. This can help them with daily activities and regain their independence.

These tasks are non-surgical in nature. If you have nerve damage in the hands, starting with treatments that don’t involve surgery is better. This can help improve your hand’s function and improve your life.

Working with a healthcare professional is essential for achieving optimal results. They can create a plan tailored to your specific needs. We offer personalized healthcare services customized to each individual’s unique needs. Our surgical services are also available.

Surgical Treatment

If you have nerve damage in your hands, surgery can help restore your hand function and feeling. The goal is to enhance hand function and sensation by fixing or rebuilding the damaged nerves. The procedure aims to make the hands work and feel better by fixing the nerves through surgery. 

  • If regular surgery doesn’t work or there is a lot of nerve damage, you might need nerve repair surgery. These surgeries involve carefully repairing the damaged nerves. Repairing damaged nerves requires precise reconnection of the ends of the nerve. Surgeons sometimes use microsurgical techniques to increase accuracy. 
  • Doctors can use nerve grafts to connect nerve endings that are too far apart or damaged. This helps regenerate the nerves. 
  • A different approach to surgery involves nerve transfer surgery. Moving healthy nerves from other body parts to the affected area can improve nerve signals. This gives nerve signals a different path to follow. 

To get the best results after your surgery, it’s imperative to focus on rehabilitation. This will help you optimize the benefits of the procedure. After getting better, people can do exercises to make their hands stronger, faster, and better coordinated. This is called physical and occupational therapy. These therapies have a significant impact on the recovery process. 

Individuals with severe nerve damage in the hands may benefit from surgical treatment. This can improve hand function, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life. If you’re considering surgery, you should talk to a doctor. They can tell you about the pros and cons of what could happen and what might happen after the surgery.


Lonestar Neurology is a top expert in treating hand nerve damage. We have advanced treatment options and are highly knowledgeable in this field. At Lonestar Neurology, our team of expert neurologists is dedicated to delivering top-notch care to patients who need it. Our top priority is our patients, and we have a history of providing excellent care that we stand behind. 

If the nerves in your hands are damaged, it can impact your daily life. It can affect your ability to move your hands, feel things, and do everyday tasks. At Lonestar Neurology, our team of experts can assist you in gaining a better understanding of your condition. Our goal is to enhance medical care through research and the use of advanced facilities. We refine our approach to stay up-to-date with the latest medical advancements. 

As professionals, we tailor our treatments to each patient’s specific needs. We know that personalized care is essential for optimal outcomes. If you’re dealing with nerve damage in your hands, Lonestar Neurology can help you regain function and improve your well-being. Our providers give excellent care and always put the patient first.


Do nerves grow back in your hand?

Yes, nerves have the capacity to grow back in the hand and other parts of the body. This process is known as nerve regeneration. However, the rate of regeneration can vary depending on the extent of the nerve damage and the individual’s overall health. In some cases, nerves may recover partially or fully over time, while severe injuries may require medical intervention to optimize healing.

How long does it take for nerve damage in the hand to heal? 

The healing time for nerve damage in the hand can vary widely. Mild nerve injuries may start to improve within weeks or a few months, while more severe damage might take several months to a year or longer to heal. Complete nerve regeneration can be a slow process, and full recovery may not always be possible. Early medical evaluation and appropriate treatment can aid in the recovery process and potentially shorten the healing time.

What vitamins are good for nerve damage?

Certain vitamins and nutrients can support nerve health and potentially aid in nerve damage recovery. Vitamin B complex, particularly B1 (thiamine), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin), are essential for nerve function and regeneration. Vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants like alpha-lipoic acid may also have beneficial effects on nerve health. Consultation with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the appropriate vitamin supplementation and overall treatment plan based on the individual’s specific condition and needs.

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Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
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I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
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14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
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I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
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I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
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00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
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I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
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My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
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Ellie Natsis
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15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
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15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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