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Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint is swollen red & keeps popping & clicking sound when i bend it. gotten worse over 5yrs what's wrong?

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Dr. Joseph Oh answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Sounds like trigger finger (in this case trigger thumb). Often happens from overuse. Best to see a hand surgeon, who can give you a steroid injection. If it keeps coming back, you should consider surgery (which is a simple procedure and very effective).

Answered Feb 1, 2018

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