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Wrist Pain

Based on your answers, your joint pain could be due to a form of crystal-induced arthritis such as gout or pseudogout. In addition, your tingling and/or numbness raises the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome which can accompany wrist swelling.

In addition, infection is always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if swelling is present. Less likely is another form of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, there could be more than one of these conditions 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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