I am a 20 year woman and I am hoping someone can help me understand what is going on with my tendons. This is my story:
When I was 8 years old I noticed that the tendon on my middle finger of my left slipps/jumps off the knuckle when I bend my fingers or make a fist. We went to see a surgeon and he told us that as long as it doesn't hurt it shouldn't be a problem.
When I was about 13 years old I noticed that the same thing started on my left knee. Whenever I take a step one of the tendons jumps off a knuckle and makes a really loud sound. It is now starting at my other knee too.
During the last year I started noticing that not just the tendon on my left hands middle finger is jumping off but now it happens on the middle, ring and pointer finger on BOTH hands. I am not sure if it happens on my little finger as I can't really see the tendon there and I don't feel anything jumping off the knuckles.
Know, I have tried to find similar stories and cases but all in all the cases I have found that are similar to mine the people were in pain and/or had some other injury/illness that caused it or made their tendons more prone to jump off the knuckles. However, since it started when I was 8 I have never been in pain. It doesn't hurt when the tendons jump off the knuckles, I don't even notice it at all.
Here are my concerns. I can't find anything that explains why it spreads through my "body" and why I have it in the first place. I'm guessing it is some sort of genetic predisposition or something like that (excuse my english here if it is wrong, it is not my first language), but I can't even find a name for it -> I don't know WHAT it is. Also, am I going to have problems in the future (arthritis, etc...)? Would a surgery help? I habe read so many different things, some say yes some say no...
Is there anyone who knows something about this or has experience with it and could maybe help me understand what's going on?
Looking forward to hearing some opinions and advice!