From carpal tunnel to a wrist fracture or nerve condition, wrist pain can be related to the hand, elbow, or even shoulder. Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the hand, wrist, and upper extremity are often sought for consultation, diagnosis, and treatment. Our hand and wrist specialists at Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. William Feinstein, are expertly trained orthopedic surgeons with additional education, training, and focus in hand and wrist injuries and conditions. Additionally, both wrist doctors have extensive experience and expertise in work-related, sports medicine, and overuse injuries and conditions in the wrist as well as the associated treatment options. Their comprehensive knowledge of this wrist, the surrounding areas of the body, and related specialties, such as sports medicine and workers' compensation, make them experts in their respective fields.
SIGNS OF A WRIST INJURY OR CONDITION
Your specific type of wrist pain or symptoms offer insights into your wrist condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with a wrist expert:
- Elbow pain along with wrist pain
- Fingers curve inwards toward the palm of your hand
- Grasping an item is difficult
- Numbness and/or pins-and-needles sensation
- Wrist looks twisted or as if it has a deformity
If you have any of the symptoms above, your wrist specialist may diagnose you with one of these hand or wrist conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain's tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)
- Ganglion cyst
- Nerve injury
- Tendon injury
- 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 and wrist 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, wrist surgery, such as carpal tunnel surgery, wrist arthroscopy, or joint replacement of the wrist, may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated wrist 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-ray, MRI, durable 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:
- Main Office – Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, Missouri
- Parkland Health Center – Bonne Terre, Missouri
- Madison Medical Center, Outpatient Clinic – Fredericktown, Missouri
- Sunset Hills Healthcare – St. Louis, Missouri
- Southwest Medical Center – St. Louis, Missouri
- Troy – Troy, Missouri
- Eleven South Professional Building – Columbia, Illinois
- Red Bud Regional Hospital – Red Bud, Illinois
To schedule an appointment with one of our wrist experts, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.
As of Jan. 1, Robert R. Bell, M.D., Christopher D. Mudd, M.D., and Ryan T. Pitts, M.D., of Orthopedic Associates are on staff at the SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, located at 1015 Bowles...