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ARM & HAND MASSAGE TECHNIQUES: SHORT MUSCLES OF THE THUMB

The thumb is a convoluted piece of anatomy where muscles traveling in one direction (the First Dorsal Interossei muscle and the First Lumbrical muscle) intersect and sometimes clash with muscles traveling in a perpendicular direction (the Flexor Pollicis Brevis, the Adductor Pollicis and the Opponens Pollicis). A potential recipe for disaster. Learn about the anatomy of the thumb and how the push and pull on this particular phalanx can cause an awful lot of tension.

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