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January 22, 2009

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Paula Eder

I love your practical, down-to-earth insights and advice. You shed wonderful light on problems like thumb pain - and help break things down into manageable pieces. This is a gift - thank you for sharing it!

Emerline Gordon

Even though I am still experiencing some cts pain, I am not as worried as I used to before reading your documents on the said topic. Your information and advice have helped me tremendously.

I truly believe that as I continue to follow up your website that one day I will be writing again to you and this time it will be a testimony of complete recovery.

Everybody should read this website. May God bless you Kathryn and thanks again for all your kind words of encouragement.

E. Gordon
Trinidad W.I.

Kathryn Merrow - The Pain Relief Coach

Dear Emerline,

I appreciate your comments and am so happy you are having benefits. Taking the worry out of the equation is 1/3 of the battle. Becoming educated is another 1/3 and taking action is the last 1/3 (and possibly the most important!)

You are living proof that we all have smart bodies which want to be well and which CAN be well in most cases.

Thank you for your kind words.

Much appreciation,

Kathryn Merrow
The Pain Relief Coach

marcello cortez

thumb shooting pain when opening a door or pulling movement

just started about a week ago

Kathryn Merrow--The Pain Relief Coach

Hi Marcello,

Look to the muscles in your forearm and the pad of your thumb. Explore them with your other hand and look for areas of tenderness or tightness. Those are the areas to apply pressure or massage. When you pull or open a door, if you wrap your "good" hand around the middle of your lower arm, you will feel the muscles in your lower arm working.

Somewhere in your lower arm or around the thumb you will likely find the culprit that is causing the pain in your thumb.

"Shooting" pain sometimes means a nerve is involved. Does it feel like nervy pain to you? If so, muscle or bone is pressing on a nerve. Usually it's muscle. Muscles move bones so in either case it's the muscles that need treatment as a rule. Hope this helps you get rid of the shooting pain in your thumb.

Kathryn

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