Treatment Options

To diagnose a nerve or tendon injury, a physical exam will first be performed. An electromyography
(EMG) may also be required to test nerve activity, as well as an MRI to provide detailed imagery of the
structures of the hand and wrist.

Nerve and Tendon Injuries

If a tendon or nerve disorder affects your hands, the loss of function or feeling can interfere with
everyday tasks. However, with prompt diagnosis and treatment, these injuries can be addressed.

What are Nerve and Tendon injuries?

Tendons are strong cords of tissue that connect bones to muscles. When muscles contract, these
tendons pull the bones to create movement. If injury or disease damages these tendons in your hand,
you may not be able to bend or straighten your fingers. Nerves carry signals from the brain to every part
of the body, including the hands. If the nerves in your hands are damaged, you may lose muscle control
or feeling.

Nerves or tendons in the hand and wrist can become damaged due to an injury or by conditions that
cause pressure on the nerve such as carpel tunnel syndrome. These injuries can range from mild to

Common symptoms of nerve and tendon injuries may vary depending on the severity of damage and
may include:

  • Limited range of motion in the hand or wrist.
  • A burning sensation.
  • Pain or numbness.
  • A sudden loss of motion in the hand or wrist.
  • Weakness.
  • Twitching.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Rest.
  • Steroid shots.
  • Splinting or bracing.

Surgical Treatment Options

Surgery can be performed to repair torn tendons or relieve the symptoms of nerve entrapment
disorders. Our team at Neaman Hand Surgery can discuss your surgical options with you to determine
the best course of action for your individual case.

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To learn more about non-operative and surgical treatments for nerve and tendon injuries, please contact
Neaman Hand Surgery for your personal consultation. We welcome hand surgery patients from the
greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas

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