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Wrist gives when I lift something

I have no medical insurance and seeing a doctor is not an option at this time. I have dysgraphia and it causes me to hold my writing utensil very tightly- to the point that I have trouble letting it go and then relaxing my hand if I write for more than a page. It was never a problem before I got a new job over a year ago that required me to write all the time because for reasons unbeknownst to me, they refuse to use computers when taking patient information. Early on I realized that after writing for an extended period, if I lifted something somewhat heavy afterward, there would be a popping feeling, my wrist would give, and I would be in pain for weeks, having to wear a wrist brace to keep it from bending and causing more pain. It doesn't feel like the radiating, shooting pains that people describe with carpal tunnel, nor is it on my inner wrist, it feels like something is popping out of place and a muscle or tendon is being pulled. I quit the job over six months ago for other reasons and have not had to write since then, but it still happens every time I lift something. I discovered about three months ago that if I wrap my other hand around my wrist and squeeze, another popping feeling happens with a lot of pain relief and I can start using it again without issue until the next time I need to lift something. It doesn't seem serious to me but I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience, been diagnosed and if a solution was provided.
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