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How do you treat nerve damage in the hand?

I have nerve damage in my right hand. Can it be fixed? What are my options?

3 Answers

Clearly, it would depend on the accuracy of the diagnosis. However, nerve and tendon transplant surgery has advanced and offers hope. You can contact a reconstructive (plastic) surgeon or a hand surgeon for further exploration. 
Most nerve damage in the hand is due to compression. The usual first step is a splint and/or physical therapy. If the hand worsens, surgery to release the compression is a possibility.
There are multiple different nerves and various types of damage in the hand, but generally speaking, hand physical therapy ("occupational") is first. Certain medications can assist if there is nerve pain. There are also regenerative/stem cell approaches as well. If a nerve is cut / severed, surgery is usually required.