If you have a pain in your thumb and the condition worsens at the tip, try massaging your thumb. You could even try to massage the pad of your thumb.
If none of these actions help you, it means that the cause of your pain is not there: it is elsewhere.
A "trigger point" is an extremely irritable place in a muscle (or other soft tissue) that "triggers" or "triggers" painful symptoms elsewhere. A symptom may give the impression of a burning sensation, pain, numbness or tingling. So trigger points cause pain away from themselves.
In case of pain at the end of the thumb, the trigger point for the pain is in the arm. Pain is referred to as "referred" pain because it is referred to your thumb as a trigger point.
There are muscles that allow you to move your fingers and your thumb. These muscles are not in your hand! Tendons (hard, strong tissues at each end of your muscles) attach to the bones. The muscles in your fingers all have a muscular "belly" in the middle and tendons on each end that connect the muscle to the bones.
The tendons of the thumb and thumb are very long. The belly of the muscles that move your fingers is actually in your arm !
The muscle that causes the pain of the tip of your thumb is dull (it is buried under) the muscles near the surface (where your skin is).
What should you do?
Turn your hand so that it's palm up. Warm the palm side of your arm. You can do this with a hot compress or by massaging (rubbing).
Massage lightly at first. When your soft tissues and muscles begin to soften and relax, you can massage deeper and deeper. As you press deeper, start looking for sensitive spots in your arm.
The trigger point will feel soft when you find it. It will be about 4 to 6 fingers from your hand and wrist. When you locate and tap it, you may feel sensations in your thumb. That's how you'll know you found it!
Press for 12 seconds on this sensitive area, at a pressure of about 7 out of 10 (10 being the most intense discomfort.) Do not be a tiny dot. You may need to follow the tenderness and apply pressure in several places. Take all the breaks you need. You can continue to return to the call areas and process them again. If you feel a little hurt afterwards, it's simply because your muscles are contracted and that they were not used to being in a hurry by someone else.
It might take a day to notice the difference, but if you have less pain at the end of the thumb, you've done it! You did your own therapeutic massage.