Wrist Care

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When you suffer from wrist pain it impacts almost everything you do. Carolina Regional Orthopaedics & Pain Management has an expert team that will ensure you are getting the best treatment. With an evaluation, we can understand if your issues can be healed with physical therapy or whether you might need to consider surgery.

The human hand and wrist is remarkably complex. This intricate nature leaves room for various types of injuries to occur, although most of them can be effectively treated without resorting to surgery. However, there are instances where surgery with one of our NC-based hand and wrist surgeons becomes the optimal choice for swiftly restoring functionality.

Our approach involves employing the best possible surgical and non-surgical techniques for your particular condition, to aid in the restoration of your hands, wrists, and elbows, enabling us to help you overcome the pain.

Some of the most common problems that we manage are listed below:


Wrist pain can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life. Whether you’re an athlete dealing with a sports-related injury or experiencing discomfort due to overuse, it’s essential to seek comprehensive wrist care from a trusted specialist. Here are some commonly asked questions related to wrist pain.


When experiencing wrist pain, it is important to consult a medical professional who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions. A wrist pain doctor is typically referred to as an orthopedic specialist or an orthopedic surgeon. These medical professionals have extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating various injuries and conditions. Experiencing pain in your wrist? Give our team a call today at 252-443-0400.


A sprain can occur due to a sudden twist or impact to the wrist joint. It is important to recognize the signs of a sprain for early intervention and proper treatment. Common signs include swelling and bruising around the wrist, pain and tenderness when touching or moving the wrist, difficulty gripping or holding objects, and a popping or tearing sensation at the time of injury. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical attention for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.


A wrist fracture or break refers to a complete or partial break in one or more of the bones in the wrist. Recognizing the signs of a fracture is crucial for prompt medical care and proper healing. Common signs include severe pain, swelling, and bruising in the affected area, deformity or visible misalignment of the wrist, inability to move the wrist or limited range of motion, and tenderness or sensitivity when pressure is applied to the injured area. If you suspect a wrist fracture or break, it is important to seek immediate medical attention to prevent further damage and promote proper healing. 


Overuse of the wrist can lead to repetitive strain injuries, such as tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. These conditions often result from repetitive motions or activities that strain the joint and surrounding structures. If you engage in activities that require repetitive hand and wrist movements or require excessive strain, you may experience wrist pain from overuse. Symptoms of overuse injuries may include a dull ache or throbbing pain, worsening pain during specific activities or movements, tingling or numbness in the hand or fingers, and weakened grip strength. If you are experiencing wrist pain from overuse, it is important to rest the wrist, modify activities that aggravate the pain, and consult a specialist for a thorough evaluation and appropriate treatment options.

Coping with wrist pain? Give our team a call today at 252-443-0400.


Understanding when to see an orthopedic doctor for you wrist is essential for maintaining optimal wrist health and addressing any potential issues promptly. If you are experiencing persistent pain or have noticed any of the symptoms mentioned above, consult our medical team for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Additionally, if your pain is interfering with your daily activities, impacting your ability to perform tasks, or causing significant discomfort, it is important to seek medical attention. Our medical team can assess your condition, order diagnostic tests if necessary, and provide appropriate treatment options to alleviate your symptoms and improve your wrist function.

Seeking comprehensive care from a trusted specialist is crucial for managing your pain and related conditions. Whether you have questions about wrist pain, a sprained wrist, fractures, overuse injuries, arthritis, or when to seek medical attention, consulting with our team can provide you with the necessary expertise and guidance to address your concerns effectively.

Remember, early intervention and timely treatment are key to optimal wrist health and a faster recovery.

If you are experiencing hand, wrist, or elbow problems or pain, please contact us at 252-443-0400.

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Our Providers

At Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA, all of our providers are Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons or Board-Certified Physician Assistants.

Dr Bernard Kemker

Bernard P. Kemker, MD

Dr. MacNichol

Glenn E. MacNichol, MD

Dr Robert Martin

Robert C. Martin, DO

Dr_ Mark Perlmutter

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD

Dr Hardayal Singh 1

Hardayal Singh, MD

Morgan Greene, PA-C

Morgan Greene, PA-C

VanTreia Gross

VanTreia M. Gross, PA-C

Paul Kelley, PA-C

Paul Kelley, PA-C

William Mayo

William J. Mayo, PA-C

Joseph Williams

Joseph W. Williams, PA-C

Our Locations


Orthopedics Rocky Mount

Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA

110 Patrick Ct, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Monday- Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM

Friday - Sunday

Phone: 252-443-0400
Fax: 252-443-0572

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Pain Management Clinic Tarboro

Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, PA
Tuesdays Only

101 Clinic Dr. Ste. 7A, Tarboro, NC 27886

Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday

Phone: 252-443-0400
Fax: 252-443-0572