Pain on the inside of the thumb – Causes and Solution
Six muscles that cause Inner Thumb Pain
Also called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. It’s a painful inflammation of tendons in your wrist and lower thumb. When the swollen tendons rub against the narrow tunnel they pass through, it causes pain at the base of your thumb and into the lower arm.
However, the real reason for this inflammation often exists in the muscles that operate the thumb and some other distant postural muscles.
Typically if you are acupressure therapist or a massage therapist/bodyworker then you are likely to get this problem. Mostly this happens due to the incorrect usage of the thumb that is holding the thumb in position with one or the other side tensed up.
However inner thumb pain can also arise from distant postural muscles like the Scalenes and SCM which can refer pain all the way down to distal parts of the arms and digits.
Painalog’s 3D analytics helps identify the 6 muscles as trigger points that could cause this pain and shows the video on how to locate them. It also shows us how to do self-massage and how to stretch them. If you are experiencing this kind of body pain you can see the solutions below: