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What is the cause of pain between your thumb and index finger? And how can I treat the pain?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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In brief: Hand full of causes

That space contains a couple of muscles, the largest being the adductor muscle, which allows you to move your thumb toward your hand/palm. Over use of that muscle or trauma/injury can cause pain.
First line treatments include ice wrapped in a towel and resting the thumb. May try Ibuprofen or naproxen. See a doctor if no better in a few days.

In brief: Hand full of causes

That space contains a couple of muscles, the largest being the adductor muscle, which allows you to move your thumb toward your hand/palm. Over use of that muscle or trauma/injury can cause pain.
First line treatments include ice wrapped in a towel and resting the thumb. May try Ibuprofen or naproxen. See a doctor if no better in a few days.
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