I have chronic pain at the base of my left thumb on the inside. it was off and on for years, but has been constant for about 8 years. it really hurts playing golf, and I wear a special pad to be able to play. I ve been told it tendonitis, but the last doctor told me he thinks it s a ligament issue. he said the surgery would probably require transplanting from another body part, and wasn t sure I would want to do it. Any thoughts? I can tolerate it ok for everyday stuff, but golf is very painful. I like to play golf.