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Skin Feeling of the Hand

Skin Feeling of the Hand

Nerves in the hand and areas of skin that get feeling from those nerves

Areas affected by the nerves in the hand

This picture shows the main nerves of the hand and the areas of skin that get feeling from those nerves. Different nerves in your hand can cause numbness or tingling in different areas. For example, if you have pressure on your ulnar nerve, your little finger may "fall asleep." Numbness or tingling may mean that nerves have been injured or pinched. Or it could mean that swelling is putting pressure on nerves or that blood vessels have been injured.

Current as of: August 25, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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