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Flexor Pollicis Longus Muscle: Thumb Pain

The flexor pollicis longus muscle is located in the forearm, same side as the thumb. It contributes to pain in middle joint and tip of the thumb. Pinching motions between the forefinger and thumb can cause intense pain. It can also cause the middle thumb joint to pop and sometimes lock.

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Pronator Teres Muscle: Forearm, Wrist, Thumb Pain

The pronator teres muscle is located in the front of the forearm. It can contribute to pain in the wrist near the thumb. Pain is often felt in the thumb pad and can extend up into the forearm. Cupping the hand can become almost impossible because of intense pain in the wrist and or thumb pad.

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Brachioradialis Muscle: Elbow, Forearm, Thumb Pain

The brachioradialis is located on the outside of the arm and is a contributor to tennis elbow. It can cause pain on the outside of the elbow, forearm and often descends down into the wrist and thumb. It can contribute to numbness around the thumb as well as a weakened grip.

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Supinator Muscle: Elbow and Thumb Pain

The supinator muscle is located on the thumb side of the elbow. It can contribute to pain in the elbow, forearm, and back of the hand at the base of the thumb. It can also contribute to numbness and tingling in the thumb side of the hand.

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Brachialis Muscle: Arm, Elbow, Thumb Pain

The brachialis muscle connects the upper arm to the lower arm. It contributes to pain in the upper arm, elbow, thumb pad and thumb. It can also cause tingling and / or numbness in the back of the forearm into the thumb. Bending and straightening the elbow is painful.

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