bowler's thumbSports medicine A nerve compression syndrome due to pressure of the ulnar and radial digital nerves of the thumb on the edge of the bowling ball's thumb hole Clinical Numbness, paresthesias, hypesthesia of skin distal to the nerve; BT may lead to perineural fibrosis and the formation of a painful nodule Treatment Rest, thumb guard, change grip, rounding off edge of hole in bowling ball; surgery is not indicated
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bowl·er's thumb(bō'lĕrz thŭmb)
Compression of the digital nerve on the medial aspect of the thumb, leading to paresthesia in the thumb.
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