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thumb extensor snapping/catching

About 20 years ago, I cut the interphalyngeal extensor tendon on my dominant thumb.  Sutures were place at the doctor's office, and it seemed to heal and be functional.  Now I have begun to have occasional sharp catching and snapping on release with flexion of the thumb.  It is frequently symptomatic when using a computer mouse.  I cannot think of any direct reinjury, however I do a lot of hard physical work and could have bashed it without being aware.  I am trying to avoid seeing a doctor about this problem, and am wondering if some treatment is indicated or if it is the kind of thing one shoud just put up with.
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