Nerve injuries may be the result of a pinched nerve or a trauma or injury that severs the nerve.  Patients in Lafayette, LA, can feel confident in turning to Darrell L. Henderson, MD for surgical and non-surgical procedures who suffer from nerve injuries of the hands and wrists.

The hands and wrists are two of the most common sites for nerve injuries. Nerve injuries may range from pinched nerves caused by inflammation to complete severing of the nerve. Nerve injuries may be caused by trauma, strain, infections, nutritional deficiencies, cancer, diabetes, and a variety of other conditions.

How Do I Know If I Have a Nerve Injury?

The damage caused by a nerve injury may be progressive, so you may not notice the symptoms until well after the initial injury. The nerves in your hands and wrists control sensation and movement. As such, symptoms of a nerve injury may include the following:

  • Difficulty moving all or part of your hand and wrist
  • Twitching
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • “Pins and needles” sensation
  • Difficulty holding or grasping objects
  • Discomfort that ranges from mild to acute, typically when you try to use your hand or wrist

Nerve Injury Procedure

The primary focus of treating nerve injuries is usually placed on treating the underlying condition, which is causing nerve damage. If you do not have an underlying medical condition that may affect your nerves, your plastic surgeon may order additional tests, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conductivity tests. These tests are designed to test the nerve function and pinpoint the affected nerve.

Treatment may focus on regulating blood glucose levels, correcting vitamin deficiencies, prescribing or altering medications, massage, and physical therapy. Surgical repair options may also be suggested once your nerve injury is fully evaluated.

Nerve Injury Recovery

Your plastic surgeon may recommend that you rest your hand and wrist for a period of time. This allows the inflammation to subside, thus relieving pressure on the nerve. If surgery is required for your nerve injury, your plastic surgeon may recommend physical therapy to help strengthen your muscle, restore function, and prevent future damage. In some cases, you may need to use a special compression bandage during activities that may aggravate the condition.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does Treatment for a Nerve Injury Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
  • We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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