Excessive thumb popping
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Hey, so I'm new here, and for as long as I can remember I've been able to pop my right thumb. I have hitchhiker's thumb and I used to be able to pop my left thumb until I banged it really hard on a countertop (at least I think that's what happened, it was a long time ago). Anyway, I pop my thumb constantly, sometimes even resulting my wrist being in severe pain. If I doesn't pop right (i.e. making a noise and feeling correct) I need to try again and again, sometimes twisting my thumb to let air (?) between the joint. I can pop most of my other joints as well, such as when I hear of or see someone referring to their neck I feel the need to pop mine, but none of my other joints cause as many problems as my thumb. Does anyone know what causes this or if there is anything I can do about it?