How do you treat adductor pollicis brevis pain?
Most of these injuries can be treated simply by immobilising the thumb using a splint to allow the damaged ligament to heal. In the case of extensive or total ligament tear, surgery and rehabilitation is required to repair the ligament and restore thumb stability.
How do you test abductor pollicis brevis?
The abductor pollicis brevis pulls the thumb away from the palm at a right angle. One way to test this is to lie the forearm on a table, palm up and ask the patient to point their thumb towards the ceiling. At the same time, you can push down on the thumb to give some resistance.
Why does my abductor pollicis brevis muscle hurt?
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition which affects the thumb muscles (Abductor Pollicis Longus and extensor Pollicis Brevis). Commonly seen in females who are in the post-natal phase, it is caused by a rapid increase in load on the thumb muscles and tendons.
Why does my pollicis brevis hurt?
Injuries to flexor pollicis brevis can include strain, tears, atrophy, infectious myositis, and overuse. Injury should be suspected when hand or thumb pain is present or if there is decreased flexion of the thumb.
Why does my abductor pollicis brevis hurt?
What is the action of the abductor pollicis brevis?
Function. The main action of abductor pollicis brevis muscle is the abduction of thumb at the carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joints. This action happens in synergy with abductor pollicis longus muscle.
How do you treat pain at the base of your thumb?
Rest: Support the thumb and rest it for as long as possible. Ice: Apply an ice pack wrapped in a cloth for about 10 minutes every hour for the first day. Compress: Wear an elastic (ACE) bandage to reduce swelling. Elevate: Keep the hand raised above heart level to reduce swelling and pain.