Skier's, Gamekeeper's Thumb
Quick Check: is your pain from skier's or gamekeeper's thumb? Skier's thumb is an acute injury of the soft tissue (ligament) that connects the bones of your thumb together, caused when you fall on an outstretched hand while holding something (like a ski pole). Gamekeeper's thumb is a chronic injury to the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) from repetitive stress such as using a wrench, twisting electrical cords or wringing out heavy cloths. Need help picking the right thumb brace? ask our Healthcare Team.