Thumb Tendonitis sounds a lot more scary and serious when it's called Dequervain's Tendonitis.
But don't worry. It's the same thing, so don't let the doctor scare you. (Don't let him waste your time with the usual treatments either.)
Tendonitis of the thumb consists of all the same factors as regular tendonitis, and is one of the easier locations to deal with.
Your thumb pain can keep you from your job or your sport or your hobby. How motivated are you to make the pain go away?
Generally, if you have Thumb Tendonitis bad enough to get you to go to the doctor, your doctor is going to give you a diagnosis of Dequervains Tendonitis.
This sounds like a disease and the name scares people. But, no worries, it's just tendonitis in the thumb.
Dequervain is the guy that did the research and got his name on the medical 'problem'. He got his name on the label, but you have pain in your thumb. What are you going to do about that?
I don't suggest any of those. Follow the links and you'll see why. But mostly I don't suggest them because they don't work. They can't because they don't address the factors that are the CAUSE of tendonitis thumb.
What is Thumb Tendonitis? It's a pain dynamic that's pretty easy to get rid of when you go about it the RIGHT way.
What causes Thumb Tendonitis?
To fully understand the how and why of your thumb pain, start here if you haven't already: What Is Tendonitis?
Essentially, you have pain in your thumb because of all the components of the Pain Causing Dynamic.
The Process of Inflammation plays a huge role.
Those factors are what cause ALL versions of Tendonitis. Tendonitis is a predictable progressive pattern of increasing tightness and increasing pain.
You may be surprised that you have thumb tendon pain, and that it hasn't gone away yet and doesn't seem like it's going to , but I'm not surprised. That's just how Tendonitis works, and your thumb tendonitis is no different.
If you want to make YOUR thumb pain go away, you just need to learn how to effectively REVERSE the progressive pattern of pain in your thumb.
If you have pain in both thumbs, then you have DOUBLE the reason to unravel the mystery. (It's not really a mystery, you just don't know how to do it yet.)
What are the symptoms of Thumb Tendonitis?
If you have it, you already know the answer to that question.
But if you don't, some clues that point to tendonitis in the thumb are:
You can have pain specifically on an thumb extensor tendon or thumb flexor tendon, but usually it covers a broader area than that.
The above symptoms are CAUSED by certain mechanics in the body. Find out about them here: Wrist Tendonitis Symptoms (close enough)
As I said, Tendonitis Thumb happens due to a variety of factors.
You have to address each fact. And you have to address each factor EFFECTIVELY. Effectively REVERSE the dynamic that's been built up over time and help your body turn a downward spiral of increasing tightness and pain into an upward spiral of decreasing tightness and pain.
If you just deal with one factor, and don't do it very well, you're not going to experience a whole lot of benefit.
So. To fix thumb tendonitis you have to effectively:
Lack of nutrition keeps the body from healing, from operating correctly, from being able to lower pain levels.
For instance, see: Magnesium for Tendonitis
Can You Afford To Let Your Thumb Continue To Get Worse?
Are you worried about damage to your thumb if things keep hurting?
What will happen if you can't continue to work, or play your sport or do your hobby? Or carry your coffee cup?!?
The bad news is, things will predictably continue to get worse if you don't find a good thumb tendonitis treatment.
For the moment I suggest you get my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook. It necessarily deals with the forearm and wrist, and you can apply it to you thumb and hand too.
I'm currently working on 'Reversing Thumb Tendonitis' (though I'll likely call it 'Reversing Dequervains Tendonitis') and will put that here soon.
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