Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and many other wrist pains are causing too many people too much suffering for too long. However, unless the wrist was damaged by a direct fall onto the wrist or some other direct injury, chances are that the pain in the wrist is not due to a problem of the wrist. It is important to treat the cause not the symptom.
Imagine walking into a room and the lights are out and you want them on. Is your first thought, “It’s dark, I better change the light bulbs!” Of course not. Instead you look for the light switch and turn the lights on. More than 99% of the time, this turns the lights on, right? That is because the problem wasn’t the light but the switch, or lack of electricity to the light.
With wrist pain (and many other pains) the same idea holds. Don’t go replacing parts (light bulbs) that are working just fine. Instead, find the “switch” that isn’t on and fix that. Most of the time that will take care of things. Every so often you may find that the “lightbulb” is actually the problem in which case it needs to be corrected directly.