I am fairly new to rock climbing (6 months into it) and lately I've been experiencing some weird discomfort/pain in my right wrist while gripping open-handed holds. What happens is that my wrist kinda pops out causing mild pain/discomfort and lost of focus.
I tried to manage this issue by tapping my wrist fairly tight to provide some support and the tape is doing avrather good job mostly on psychological level but a buddy of mine suggested I should quit tapping as the tape is hindering my wrist from getting stronger (btw my right hand is the non-dominant).
So, my questions are: should I continue tapping my wrist, shall this pass and what should I do to make it better? And should this be a sign of worry?
Unfortunately, climbing doesn't really strengthen your wrist the way you would want it to. Reverse wrist curls and rice bucket exercises can be good. When I hurt my wrist I avoided slopers, and used tape whenever I climbed, and continued using it for a couple of months after all pain went away. That's just what worked for me, and I'm not sure if I had quite the same thing as you. You can find professional advice for climbing injury management online and in print. I would not expect it to go away on its own.