How do I know if there's something wrong with my thumb?

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Anonymous #1
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For the past couple of months, I have gotten into a habit of resting/propping up my head with my thumb. Over time, the pain in my thumb afterwards is increasing. I can't even turn door handles without it hurting. Sometimes I'll move it in a certain way and it will pop. Though, there's no swelling, numbness, disfigurement or discolouration. (I'm asking on here because, at the moment, I'm in a position where I am unable to see a doctor, so I want to see what I can do on my own to figure out what's wrong and what I can do to help it. I've already tried to get out of the habit and even then it's still painful)
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Anonymous #2
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Stop doing it for a few weeks, take some painkillers and it'll probably be fine
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Where you're resting your head on it you are putting a lot of pressure on the joints and muscles of quite a weak structure, hence this causes a lot of pain over time. Some of the symptoms you said that you dont have are typical of more serious issues but do not always occur. If you want it to stop hurting rest you head on your hand instead and be patient because you may have caused damage that will take a long time to heal properly.
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