Our specialty-trained, board-certified wrist doctors at our Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized and respected experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of wrist injuries and conditions.

Wrist pain can result from a fall onto an outstretched hand or a condition that develops over time, like carpal tunnel, though due to the location of the wrist and its use in everyday tasks, pain associated with the wrist can be felt throughout the hand and forearm. Treatments for wrist pain also vary, from nonsurgical care to minimally invasive wrist surgery.

Patients who suffer from wrist pain may visit their primary care physician's office, though a referral is often made to an orthopedist, who is a medical doctor trained to treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the entire body. Orthopedic doctors who undergo additional specialized training in the wrist through a fellowship are often referred to as wrist specialists.

If you're suffering from a wrist injury or condition, it may be time to visit a wrist doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.

When to Seek Wrist Care

Our doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat your individual condition or injury. Request an appointment online, or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with a wrist surgeon or doctor if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms in the wrist:

  • Bruising and/or swelling
  • Difficulty making a fist or grasping objectives
  • Numbness and tingling sensations, particularly at night
  • Stiffness or weakness
  • Sudden or sharp pain
  • Warmth around the wrist joint

Common wrist conditions and injuries that result in the symptoms above include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radial fracture, or broken wrist
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nerve damage
  • Related finger, hand, or thumb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scaphoid fracture, or wrist fracture
  • Sprains or strains
  • Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)

Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Hand, Wrist & Elbow Care

At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most preferred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you're in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors, surgeons, and staff. Our specialty-trained wrist doctors at our Hand & Upper Extremity Center are recognized and respected experts in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist problems—from complex injuries to simple conditions—using both nonsurgical and surgical treatments.

Together, our wrist doctors and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our wrist patients. With their training, including advanced fellowships in the wrist and surgery, Dr. Mark McBride, Dr. Kenneth Montgomery, Dr. Jonathan Shearin, and Dr. Andrew Willis have the experience and skill to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions with both nonsurgical treatments and minimally invasive surgery if necessary. To learn more about our Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics and its renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources, visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our Web site, or use the quick links below.

When you're ready to discuss your wrist issue and your individual treatment options with one of our wrist doctors at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can use our MyChoice resource to help select the right wrist specialist for you and make an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Cedar Knolls and Sparta.

If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls. Click here to check the hours and availability.