Joint Pain Relief/Thumb Pain


My doctor's diagnosis for the pain in my thumbs is De Quervain's.  Prior to seeing my doctor, I gave myself the same diagnosis, but did not tell my doctor.  Are you familiar with this condition and would you suggest your do-it-yourself joint pain relief?

Hello Rose,

My diy thumb joint pain relief page
would be fine to do with your De Quervain's
It would only help or do nothing if you did give it a try.  It would not make this worse.

My only caveat is that I've worked with and fixed many patients with De Quervain's,
and to fix them I had to work VERY deep in the thumb and wrist muscles in the forearm
above the thumb.  I don't know if you'll be able to produce enough force to do it yourself,
but it's worth a try.

Basically, feel in your good arm (both top and bottom of forearm) for the muscles that move when you do the motions that your De Quervain's
doesn't allow you to do.  Then go over to your your De Quervain's arm and try and do those same motions by pressing on the tight tissue in your forearm.  The lower forearm just above the thumb is important, but you'll want to find and release all the tension you can doing the   press-hold-move technique on my website.

You can also have a friend press on the tight tissue for you.  If you'd like a professional to work on it I'd recommend you go to these two websites,
Call the practioners in your area and go to someone who you feel has the best chance of helping you.
I'd generally recommend someone who has been in practice at least 5 years, preferably 10 years.  And feel free to try more than one person if you don't feel like you've found a good one.

I do hope this was helpful.  Do know that it can be fixed with some good soft-tissue work.
All the best,
Gary Crowley

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I can show 95 percent people how to relieve or eliminate their own joint pain for basically every joint in their body. 95 percent of joint pain, even chronic joint pain, is due to the shortening and tightening of tissue around joints. I show people how to release that tight tissue that is causing their pain. Every joint and every person is unique, but the principles to free yourself from pain are the same in 95 percent of cases.


I've been a Chronic Pain Relief Specialist for over 23 years, and have worked with over 25,000 bodies.

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