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Wrist Pain

Based upon your answers, tendonitis is a likely possibility. Numbness and tingling usually indicate some irritation of a nerve, so carpal tunnel syndrome could also be playing a role in your symptoms; it often accompanies wrist arthritis but may occur without a clear reason. Since you do not describe significant swelling, it's unlikely that your symptoms are due to inflammation within the joint.

To decrease pain, rest the wrist and avoid overuse. Over-the-counter pain medications, a splint, and topical treatments (such as IcyHot, BenGay or ice) may help.

While these measures may help, it is important that you see a physician if symptoms are getting worse or not improving over time.

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