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

The location of the wrist joint can make diagnosing the cause of wrist pain challenging for most doctors. When this happens, patients often seek care from an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hand and wrist and has undergone fellowship training.

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our wrist doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with wrist pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex hand injuries and conditions, from ganglion cysts to a fracture.

The symptoms of a wrist injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your wrist 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 wrist doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you.

  • Lump on wrist
  • Numbness, particularly in thumb, index finger, and middle finger
  • Pain that reaches from the wrist into the thumb
  • Pain that worsens at nighttime
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling or a pins-and-needles sensation
  • Turning or twisting wrist brings sharp pain
  • Unable to lift items with hands
  • Weakness or wrist feels wobbly

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 wrist and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require wrist surgery. 

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s contracture
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Gout
  • Hyperextension
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger and/or thumb
  • Wrist fractures

Excellence & Exceptional Wrist Care in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your wrist pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating wrist 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 wrist surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in the hand, wrist, and upper extremity. Our wrist doctors intimately understand how to treat your wrist 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 wrist 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 wrist injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine