I found a lot of information on natural treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome as well as exercises and over the counter medications. The basic treatments that I found are the use of ice, massage, wrist splints and anti-inflammatory medications.
The reason for using ice is to reduce the swelling in the wrist that causes pressure to build up and compress the medial nerve therefore causing pain.
The massage techniques that I found are intended to get the blood flowing in the affected area.
The wrist splints keep the wrist from moving too much which decreased the irritation in the carpal tunnel.
Anti-inflammatory medications of course reduce the inflammation allowing for relief of compression at the wrist.
I believe that many surgeries can be avoided by implementing natural treatments for wrist pain.