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 if you are male). The numbness and/or tingling raises the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome which commonly accompanies wrist swelling.
Infection is less likely but is always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if you have marked swelling.
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.