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Base of Thumb - Thenar Eminance Pain


#1

The muscles that form the palm area of the thumb (Thenar eminance) on both of my hands are always sore and hurt a LOT whenever I do push ups or pressing exercises.

Any ideas for how to resolve this?


#2

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#3

I believe I maximally extend the wrists. The back of my hand approaches 60-80 degrees to the fore arm.

I never thought of ligaments. The pain is all in the pad of muscle at the base of the thumb in the palm.