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Wrist Pain

Based on your answers, the most likely causes of your joint pain are wrist arthritis such as a condition related to rheumatoid arthritis or gout (especially if you are male). The numbness and 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 marked 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.

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