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Our fellowship-trained hand doctors at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division consistently deliver exceptional hand care to the residents of Asheville, South Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities. 

Hand pain can extend from the fingers to the wrist and up the arm to the elbow, and in some cases, into the shoulder. From the smallest injury to the most severe hand condition, the hand pain we endure can have a tremendous impact on our daily lives due to the frequent use of our hands and fingers. When the pain affects daily activities, patients should consider visiting an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand and wrist pain. 

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our hand doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with hand pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex hand injuries and conditions, such as carpal tunnel.

The symptoms of a hand injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your hand injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your hand doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you.

  • Cramping
  • Dull achiness
  • Inability to perform daily tasks without pain, like turning a doorknob
  • Noticeable clicking when fingers move
  • Painful pulsing within finger or fingers
  • Pain specifically in the thumb
  • Spasticity  
  • Swelling
  • Unable to shake hands, due to sharp pain

These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated by our experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – LivingstonSouth Asheville, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the hand and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require hand surgery. 

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s disease
  • Dupuytren's contracture 
  • Flexor tendon damage
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swan-neck deformity
  • Trigger finger or thumb (digital tendon entrapment)

Excellence & Exceptional Hand Care in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your hand pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating hand conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.

Dr. Angelo Cammarata, Dr. David Napoli, and Dr. Aimee Riley are our orthopedic hand surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in the hand and upper extremity. Our hand doctors intimately understand how to treat your hand issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options. 

If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your hand issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, South Asheville, and Hendersonville.

For more information on hand injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine.