I have something seriously wrong with my left wrist. I have thought I had carpel tunnell for years as it kicks up when I do things like crocheting, weeding the garden, typing too much, etc. although it has never been formally diagnosed. Yesterday my left wrist started bothering me and today I can barely move my hand. It hurts to wiggle my fingers or turn my wrist from side to side. I haen't fallen or twisted it lately so that's not it. I have been painting my house and I did use my left hand to hang on as I climbed up and down the ladder about a million times yesterday, plus, I paint with both hands and when I'm not painting with that hand I'm using it to hang on to the paint can. The pain is mostly on the outside of my wrist and sometimes radiates up my arm. There is one spot the feels like it is hot inside. Does that sound like ordinary symptoms? If so, what do you do for it? I've taken ibuprophen and tried not to use it at all today (although typing this is not a good thing). Do you put hot or cold or nothing on it? Any advice? Don't tell me to go to the doctor as I would have to pay out of pocket and unless the arm falls completely off, that is not an option.