My wrist makes really terrible noises (grinding,popping, snapping) It hurts the worst if I have been holding my cell phone or working on the computer in most positions. Occasionally my entire wrist will cramp and lock up in an extremely painful manner. My only guess is carpal tunnel syndrome because my mother suffers from it. What are the best things for keeping this from happening?
This is one of those situations when "generic" advice from Ask The Doc doesn't work. You clearly need to consult with a knowledgeable provider about what you are describing in your wrist, and there is no way that you can be provided with meaningful advice without doing that.