Pain in the thumb, which occurs gradually over time or may come and go, can be due to different causes. Chronic thumb pain can be due from a gripping problem (writers cramp), friction or repetitive strain injury and is common in skiers or bowlers. Arthritis can have gradual onset thumb pain and can also be combined with swelling.

  • Bowler's Thumb

    Bowler's Thumb is an overuse injury resulting from compression or repeated friction on the inside of the thumb which causes pressure on the Ulnar nerve. As the name indicates, bowling is the main cause of this injury and causes the area to feel numb and weak. Resting from the activity causing the pain will usually help treat it.

  • Hand & Finger Injuries

    Injuries to the hand and fingers are common in sports and must be taken seriously. Injuries in this area can be very debilitating and if treated incorrectly they can have long-term consequences in terms of hand and finger function.