Post # 1
I crack my knuckles out of automation…. when my fingers have that feeling, crack, crack, crack… my big toes get cracked, my knees get cracked. I don’t do it in front of people or even my Fiance anymore (he comes out with – think you’re tough eh?) No I don’t think I’m “tough” I just don’t like that stupid feeling so I crack them.
So is it really bad to crack you bones or does it matter? Does it cause arthritis?
Post # 3
The arthritis thing is a total myth. I crack my ankles, toes, fingers (thumbs mostly), my knees crack walking down the stairs so loud it’s almost embarassing. I also crack my shoulders when my left one starts to hurt.
This just made me impulsively go and crack everything. Heh. 😀
Post # 4
I crack my knuckles and my neck. Feels so good. My doctor told me it wouldn’t cause arthritis.
I try not to if i’m out in public or when I was single and dating haha.
Haha this made me have to go through the cracks too.
Post # 5
Well, I just cracked all my knuckles after reading this, hehe.
But no, it doesn’t cause arthritis; and yes, I do it in front of other people. I mean, who cares? It isn’t like I’m blowing my nose loudly in front of them.
Post # 6
I spoke to a doctor about this and she said it’s an old wive’s tale about it being bad for you, enlarging your knuckles, or causing any ailments. Although, cracking your neck does put you at a higher risk of having a stroke.
Post # 7
I crack each joint of my knuckles, wrists, elbow, neck, back (both by leaning back and twisting!), and my knees crack when I walk, as does my left ankle. I crack my toes sometimes too, and random foot cracks.
And it all feels SO so so so good.
Post # 8
Oh my gosh, it hurts so badly to crack my knuckles! Señor Peep thinks it’s funny to crack them “for me” every once in a while.
Post # 9
I never do – it doesn’t feel good whenever I’ve accidentally cracked something. Also, I very much appreciate those of you who do not do it in public! That drives me crazy.
Post # 10
i crack my fingers, toes, neck back and elbows…oh and it feels so good! It’s such a release.
Fiance says I do it at night…whoops.
Post # 11
@BetterSherm: +1, the American Heart Association send a presenter to my work to help fundraising. He has recovered from a series of like 20 mini-strokes due to cracking his neck. While it may not cause arthritis, habitual/purposeful cracking of your joints does not seem like a good idea…
Post # 12
@ shooting_star5711 I try not to do it while I am with people , because my mom would always tell me it drove her nuts.
Post # 13
Its so unconscious for me! My grandmother keeps telling me that I’ll have arthritis! I sure hope not :S
Post # 14
@StefLovesJamie: Me too!
Its the first thing I do when I realize I am actually ‘awake’, not in and out of sleep. Fiance and I had tried at the beginning of our relationship that I would not crack my knuckles and he wouldn’t fart in front of me. Seriously. Needless to say it didn’t work.
Post # 15
Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I do not do this and it makes my hair stand on END when I hear someone else doing it. For people who don’t do it, it SOUNDS really awful and painful and just . . . eeep. Gives me the heebie jeebies.
Post # 16
I crack my knuckles, neck, back, shoulders and toes constantly. I’ve been doing the knuckle thing for so long that it’s practically automatic and I never even realize I’m doing it until someone yells at me. I love the sound of cracking knuckles!
@BetterSherm: I don’t if that’s true about regular neck cracking, like if you’re just doing it yourself and twisting your head around a teensy bit to get it to crack. Extreme neck rotation by a chiro adjusting your neck can cause a stroke, though