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Wrist Pain

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 may accompany wrist swelling.

Infection is less likely but is always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if marked swelling is present

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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