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Wrist Pain

Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your joint pain are rheumatoid arthritis (or a related condition), or gout (especially if you are male). The numbness and/or tingling raise the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome which may accompany wrist swelling or arthritis.

Infection is less likely but is always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if swelling is present. More than one of these may be present at the same time.

While over-the-counter pain medicines, a splint, rest and ice may be helpful, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.

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