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Wrist Pain

Based on your answers, one of the most likely causes of your joint pain is a form of crystal-induced arthritis such as gout or pseudogout. The numbness and tingling raise the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome which commonly accompanies 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; more than one of these conditions 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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