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Why does my thumb joint keeps swelling after I pop it?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Injury

You are most likely causing a localized acute arthritis every time you pop your joint.
I would certainly refrain from intentionally doing this and if it happens, apply ice, take Ibuprofen (if you can) and elevate it. See your doctor if concern.

In brief: Injury

You are most likely causing a localized acute arthritis every time you pop your joint.
I would certainly refrain from intentionally doing this and if it happens, apply ice, take Ibuprofen (if you can) and elevate it. See your doctor if concern.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Irritation

Of the cartilage and synovium.

In brief: Irritation

Of the cartilage and synovium.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Trigger finger

Form of tendonitis.

In brief: Trigger finger

Form of tendonitis.
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
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