Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Based on your answers, your joint pain could be due to wrist arthritis (such as a condition related to rheumatoid arthritis) or gout (especially among men your age). The numbness and tingling raise the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome which may accompany any cause of wrist swelling.
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.