The opponens pollicis is a muscle in the area of your thumb and wrist and can cause pain in the carpal tunnel, the ventral side of the wrist and the thumb.
Here you will learn about what you can do against these muscular problems.
If the opponens pollicis is tense or carries trigger points, it can lead to pain on the ventral side of the thumb and wrist.
The latter are often misinterpreted as a carpal tunnel syndrome – the symptoms seem confusingly similar, but they have their origin not in an impairment of the median nerve, but in trigger points of the opponens pollicis.
In addition to pain, disorders of fine motor skills often occur.
I have already described these in more detail on the adductor pollicis page.
Since this muscle usually develops problems along with the opponens, I would like to refer you to its page.
Again, I would like to refer you to the page of the adductor pollicis, due to both sharing the same conditions that overload the opponens.
You can easily palpate the opponens pollicis by feeling it under contraction.
You can massage the muscle with your knuckles or with a very small massage ball.