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13 Feb 2004

Sharp pain in thumb/wrist region
Over the last week, I have been getting a (progressively worse) pain in the area where my thumb meets my wrist.

It's hard to explain where it is, but if you hold your hand palm-up and follow your index finger down to your wrist - where the fleshy part of the thumb meets the wrist creases...there! :)

At first it started out as an odd sensation, but over the last day or so it is becoming quite painful.

It isn't a continuous pain, but rather a shooting pain that happens when I flex my thumb in a certain way...usually when gripping something , or when my thumb and other fingers meet. As far as I'm aware, I did not injure it.

Any ideas of what it could be?
Any ideas of how to get rid of it (besides NOT flexing my thumb like that. haha)
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Ouch

Thanks for the great description.
I think it is coming from your Large Intestine meridian. Try rubbing in the web space between thumb and middle finger, it should be quite uncomfortable so if its not you are not in the right spot.

This should clear it.

Couple of related questions to check on yourself. Do you have a tight hamstring on the same side? Odd knee discomfort? Abdominal cramps of difficulty.

This spot should help...
Douglas
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