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When dealing with hand pain, there is much to consider to determine the cause or source of the pain. A specialty-trained hand doctor or surgeon can deliver the high-level medical insights and care needed for relief. At Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, our hand doctors, Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. William Feinstein, are expertly trained orthopedic surgeons with additional focus and fellowship-training in the hand and wrist. These hand specialists have gone beyond standard medical training to gain a depth of knowledge in orthopedic hand care and both hand specialists have extensive experience with work-related injuries of the hand and wrist. Dr. Bell has additional fellowship-training in sports-related injuries, and Dr. Feinstein holds a certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand. Together, their combined expertise, experience, and skill allow our practice to offer superior access to exceptional hand care. Our hand specialists thoroughly understand the complexities and intricacies of the hand, its important functions, and role in your daily life. It is with extensive knowledge that they can assess, diagnose, and treat your hand injury or condition with the best treatment approach to fit your need.

Signs of a Hand Injury or Condition

Your specific type of hand pain or symptoms offer insights into your hand condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with a hand expert: 

  • Feels like a thick band of tissue is in the palm of your hand
  • Fingers are locked into a deformed position
  • Fingers catch when you first try to straighten them
  • Hand pain that radiates up to your elbow
  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling and numbness in the hand and wrist
  • Unable to grip or pick up objects with fingers
  • Wrist pain that extends into the hand

If you have any of the symptoms above, your hand specialist may diagnose you with one of these hand or wrist conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tendinosis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Fibrocartilage tear
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Kienböck’s disease
  • Nerve injury
  • Sprain
  • Tendon injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger

Superior Access to Exceptional Hand & Wrist Care

At Orthopedic Associates, our team of board-certified specialists and staff strive for excellence in orthopedic medicine and podiatry, offering exceptional knowledge and skill in every patient encounter. When diagnosing injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation and are committed to attempting nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. Our hand doctors, Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. William Feinstein, will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that specifically meets your individual needs and concerns. 

However, for advanced conditions or serious injuries, hand surgery, such as nerve repair, tendon repair, and finger joint replacement, may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated hand surgeons are board-certified and have additional fellowship-training in the hand and wrist and will perform the procedure with care, skill, and precision.  

All along the way—from diagnosis to treatment and surgery as well as postoperative recovery—we are here for you. Our additional services, including digital X-rayMRIdurable medical equipment (DME)physical therapy, and our surgery center, are all conveniently accessible to you.

We also have the following locations available to you in St. Louis as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois:

To schedule an appointment with one of our hand experts, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.

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