So my hand has been hurting since last night. I got a little freaked because my hand feels like it's asleep, despite constant shaking and rubbing. I called the doctor. My fear was that I nicked a nerve. After some touching and feeling she believes I did exactly that. I have decreased sensation recognition on my ring and pinkie fingers. She scheduled me to see a hand surgeon. She said that doesn't mean I would be having surgery or anything, but because I most likely have nerve damage, she wanted a specialist to look at it.