Hand nerve damage

Hand nerve damage is an extremely common phenomenon. We use our hands to do many daily activities, from simple acts of bending our below, to picking up a pen, or brushing our teeth. The nerves in our hands are responsible for enabling their movement and feeling, including how we experience touch, temperature, and pain. Damage to the nerve of the hand could lead to lasting negative effects, including:

* Diminished feeling, including the experience of touch.

* Difficulties performing actions.

* Persistent pain.Increased sensitivity to temperature, and pain.

* Loss of movement, or range of movement.

The brain is strongly connected to the functions of the body. When a nerve of the hand is damaged, communication between the hand and brain changes, and as a result, brain function also changes. The purpose of this study is to investigate these brain changes. We believe that by better understanding these brain changes, new and improved treatments can be developed. This research could have a strong impact on patient recovery, as results from our study could provide deeper insights into hand nerve damage and possible solutions to improve the rehabilitation of patients with hand nerve damage. By participating in our study, you will be part of truly practical research, that will have a significant impact on patient recovery that will potentially help many lives moving forward.

Nerves of the hand

There are three different nerves that control functions in our hands: the ulnar, median, and radial nerves. Each one is responsible for motor and sensory function in different parts of the hand.

The Ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve runs through the arm into the hand and is the largest unprotected nerve in the human body. It connects to the little finger and adjacent side of the ring finger of the hand, providing sensation on the palm side of the hand. The ulnar nerve enables us to grasp objects.

The Median nerve: This nerve originates at the shoulder, and controls the muscles we requiere to execute pinching functions and fine precision hand movements. The median nerve is the only nerve that enters the hand through the carpal tunnel; a spaced formed by the carpal bones of the wrist. This nerve controls sensation in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and one side of the ring finger.

The radial nerve. This nerve runs through the arm and controls our ability to extend our wrist and control the position of our hand. It also provides sensory feedback from the back of the little finger and adjacent half of the ring finger