Then it got worse. Lately I've been very protective of my thumb, because it started doing this weird thing when I straighten it: It pops to hyperextension, and HURTS. I had a few nights where a jolt of pain woke me up. Wearing a pair of socks like a mitten helps keep one's thumb from wandering while you sleep.
After babying it for a couple weeks, it's getting a lot better. It's still willing to do the popping thing, which I do not like. Is this just an injury that will heal completely? Or an age-related infirmity that will haunt me for the rest of my life?
Not real thrilled about having that question in the mix.