Nerve injuries in the hand can result from cuts, pressure, stretching, or crush injuries. An injured nerve cannot transmit nerve signals. An injured nerve can cause a lack of sensation, movement, or both. Some types of nerve injuries may heal on their own. More severe nerve injuries require surgical repair.
Hand Nerve Injury/Repair Symptoms
Hand nerve injuries most frequently result from falls, vehicle crashes, gunshot wounds and other sources of physical trauma. Burns, freezing temperatures, electrical shock, radiation and vibration can also cause hand nerve injuries. More men than women experience hand nerve injuries.
The nerves in your hand are fragile and most frequently injured on the dominant hand. An injured nerve cannot transmit nerve signals. An injured nerve in your hand can cause a lack of sensation, movement or both. Ulnar and radial nerve injuries in the finger are the most common type of hand nerve injury.