Phalen’s maneuver for assessing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Phalen's maneuver produces paresthesia of the median nerve distribution within 60 seconds; 80% of clients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome have a positive result.
Anatomy of the Nerves, Arteries and Veins of the Arm (Upper Extremity). Labels include cephalic vein, brachial artery/vein, basilic vein, musculoskeletal nerve, ulnar collateral artery, radial collateral artery, ulnar nerve/artery/vein, interosseous artery/vein, median nerve and radial nerve/artery/vein.
Sometimes wrist and hand pain come from thoracic outlet syndrome. We can test for it with a nerve tension test (shown in this graphic). If you want to learn how to evaluate the nerves, this DVD Nerve Mobilization teaches that. http://www.realbodywork.com/nerve/nerve.htm
Your "carpal tunnel" pain in the wrist is actually coming from median nerve compression higher up in your arm. But your surgeon won't tell you that because they do not learn how to treat trigger points like chiropractors do, without scalpels. :)