Thank goodness for the thumb!

The increasing use of small-device keyboards means that your thumbs are more active than ever. We live in a world of texting, tweeting and emailing.

The Thenar Eminence (the muscular portion of the palm at the base of the thumb) contains the primary muscles of finger-to-thumb gripping. Activities that involve repeated or prolonged use of small instruments or fine tools can be associated with Thenar Eminence fatigue, pain, and overdevelopment.

Massage therapy is a great way to help resolve, or prevent, repetitive use injuries of your thumbs.