| | Recently developed clicky thumb. Will I get arthritis?
Is it an old wives' tale that having clicky fingers means that you are predisposed to arthritis when you're older?
I use my netbook a lot, and I think that as a result, it has changed my right thumb causing it to click after I straighten out my thumb.
I am sure that it is a result of the way I type when using the keyboard: Almost all of my fingers are spread out when I type, except for my right thumb (which is curled as I type - I probably do this because the keyboard for a netbook is quite small, so I curl my right thumb so that almost all fingers  have enough room on the keyboard as I type). When I stop typing and pause for a second, that is the only moment when my right thumb becomes straight, and when I straighten my thumb, it clicks.
This making me feel uncomfortable. As a child, I remember people joking around and showing how they could make their finger joints make noise, and I always remember my mum and other people tutting, saying words to the effect of "Dont do that! You will give yourself arthritis when you're older".
I dont know the correct medical term for this and I've looked online, so I apologise in advance for my ignorance.
Should I go and see my doctor? Im still young(ish!). Im 27 and don't want to get arthritis when I'm older.
All input is appreciated.
Last edited by SkyBlue99; 04-19-2012 at 04:33 AM.