Sometimes, a tendon gets inflamed and swollen. Long-term irritation of the tendon sheath can lead to scarring and thickening that affect the tendons motion. When this happens, bending your finger or thumb pulls the inflamed tendon through a narrowed sheath and makes it snap or pop.
What does it mean when your finger joints click?
Many people can make their fingers pop, often called cracking their knuckles. The sound you hear is thought to be caused by nitrogen bubbles moving in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When there is no pain associated with finger popping, it is seldom a problem and really harmless.
How do I stop my finger joints from clicking?
Tips to stop crackingThink about why you crack your knuckles and address any underlying issues.Find another way to relieve stress, such as deep breathing, exercise, or meditation.Occupy your hands with other stress relievers, such as squeezing a stress ball or rubbing a worry stone. •Mar 14, 2019
How do you treat a clicking finger?
TherapyRest. Avoid activities that require repetitive gripping, repeated grasping or the prolonged use of vibrating hand-held machinery until your symptoms improve. A splint. Your doctor may have you wear a splint at night to keep the affected finger in an extended position for up to six weeks. Stretching exercises.Oct 20, 2020
How do I know if I have arthritis in my finger?
Symptoms in the fingersPain. Pain is a common early symptom of arthritis in the hands and fingers. Swelling. Joints may swell with overuse. Warm to the touch. Swelling can also cause the joints to feel warm to the touch. Stiffness. Bending of the middle joint. Numbness and tingling. Bumps in the fingers. Weakness. •17 Aug 2020