Since overuse is the likely cause of the condition, the first principle of treatment is to rest the painful tendons. This can be accomplished by stopping the activities that make it hurt, or by wearing a splint that supports the wrist and thumb. Ice massage (six minutes three to four times per day) over the area and anti-inflammatory medicine (ibuprofen, naproxen, and others) may help ease pain. If pain continues, you should seek care from a sports medicine physician. Additional treatments that may help this problem include corticosteroid injections or surgery.