Adductor pollicis referred pain
The opponens and adductor pollicis are the main troubleshooters in thumb pain. You can relieve these muscles as well as your pain with a simple, yet effective self massage.
On this page I will give you all the information you need, to successfully relieve these muscles and the pain that is created by them. This information includes…
If the adductor and/or opponens pollicis are too tight or contain trigger points, you are very likely to experience pain in the region of your thumb and wrist, as you can see in the pictures below.
The deeper the red, the more common it is to feel pain in the respective area if the corresponding muscle is too tight or contains trigger points.
With too much tension or trigger points in the pollicis muscles, you are prone to feel pain when using your thumb, or even at rest if the muscles are affected severely.