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.
Pain may be felt over the thumb side of the wrist. This is the main symptom. The pain may appear either gradually or suddenly. Pain is felt in the wrist and can travel up the forearm. The pain is usually worse when the hand and thumb are in use. This is especially true when forcefully grasping objects or twisting the wrist.
Inflammation of the tendons that move the thumb and wrist can cause significant pain. This condition, called tendinitis, is typically caused by repetitive movements or direct trauma. Tendinitis can affect any tendons in the wrist and thumb.
Wrist, thumb and hand pain are common complaints. Often times, repetitive stress or overuse is the main cause of pain or injury in the wrist with the most common being Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Symptoms of CTS are pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness in the forearm, wrist, hand and fingers.