Tag Archives: thumb pain


Have You Got Gamer’s Thumb?

What Is Gamer’s Thumb? Gamer’s thumb is the colloquial name given to a condition I have previously written about called De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. This condition is not exclusive to gamers but also common during pregnancy, and post pregnancy when breastfeeding, as well as common in musicians.  It is typically related to chronic overuse of your… Read More >

Skier's Thumb

Skier’s Thumb

What Is Skier’s Thumb? Skier’s thumb also known as gamekeeper’s thumb is a tear to the ulna collateral ligament (UCL). This ligament is commonly injured as the result of a sudden ulnar-deviating, or hyperextending force applied to the thumb by the straps of a ski pole during a fall, which is where the injury draws… Read More >

Treatment Of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Treatment Of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Diagnosis Of Thumb Pain A diagnosis of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis is typically a clinical one, made via the location of the pain and associated history of thumb stress, combined with a positive ‘Finkelstein’s test’. The Finkelstein’s test is performed through starting in the hitch hiking position and then making a fist with the thumb tucked… Read More >

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis: Overuse Thumb Pain

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Overuse Related Thumb Pain

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Is A Common Cause Of Thumb Pain De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition causing pain around the wrist at the base of the thumb. Discomfort is often experienced when the individual uses their thumb in a hitch hiking type posture and when performing actions where the wrist and thumb are pointing down… Read More >