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A 25-year-old male asked:

In the morning, both ip thumb joints are locked up but release after popping. it is not painful but its new. as a 25 yr old artist, is this a concern?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Popping thumbs: You might have trigger finger (trigger thumbs). It is characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system results in difficulty flexing or extending the thumb. See a hand specialist to confirm the diagnosis and to provide appropriate tx.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2018

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