SciShow explains what really causes those popping sounds your joints make -- fluid dynamics, people! -- and what you should watch out for if you're a habitual knuckle-popper.
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My dad always hated the sound of cracking knuckles. For some reason, he thought the crack meant you were actually breaking your bones. I was never able to convince him otherwise, despite the obvious lack of excruciating pain.
My dad was... pretty stupid.
I just realized how capital F, Fine he is lmao. But this makes me feel better because I used to habitually crack my knuckles. Not so much anymore but the old wives tale about getting arthritis did bug me.
I en joy cracking my nuckels, toes, ankels, knees and back, i dont crack my neck anymore because after is started doing it my neck started becoming sore and when i stopped the pain left, but i have no problem with the other joints lol
I can crack my elbow and wrist immediately over and over again whenever I want it's weird I can do it for hours but get headaches whenever I do and can sometimes fell something rubbing on my skin and get immense burn pains in my wrist after doing it for awhile help me
I can crack my ass. no seriously, by moving my core body and leaving everything from the waist down still, my waistbone makes a popping sound. then 15 minutes later my waist makes a sound similar to when my stomach growls.
I love making people uncomfortable by doing that
Although I can mostly only do it with my neck
my sister can do it with her toes
but it's unintentional cause it happens when she walks
and she says sometimes everytime she takes a step it makes the cracking sound
i van crack my hand joints continously on my right hand but not my left
BUT i can crack BOTH of my fingers in midair(not technically, what i mean is that i dont have to pull or put pressure on my fingures. I can just crack them whenever i want and continously) on both hads
When he cracked his neck I was like YOU WANNA GO MATE
I cracked my neck and got probably twice as many cracks
and my mom looked over in utter shock and horror
needless to say i am quite proud of myself
My wrists crack at every rotation, and they do hurt all the time. Pretty much constantly. I don't intend to crack them, they just ache, so I rotate them to stretch the muscles and they crack. I'm guessing this is a different kind of cracking than the one described in this video...?
I just posted this above but thought you might wanna read it
"The continuous cracks you are hearing in your wrist are caused by the flicking of tendons over other tissue they are getting caught on, such as bones and ligaments (and potentially scar tissue). Hence why you can continuously crack these joints... Wrists, ankles, knees and hips are the most common spots this occurs.
From your friendly neighbourhood chiropractor"
My only question would be why I can crack my wrist without any breaks in between? Whenever I crack my neck, arms, back, etc. I can only do so once every 30min or so, but when it comes to my wrist it just keeps cracking as I twist it
The continuous cracks you are hearing in your wrist are caused by the flicking of tendons over other tissue they are getting caught on, such as bones and ligaments (and potentially scar tissue). Hence why you can continuously crack these joints... Wrists, ankles, knees and hips are the most common spots this occurs.
From your friendly neighbourhood chiropractor
I had issues with my SC joint. I don't know why I developed it but I noticed I am having pain every now and then in that area but once I raised my shoulder upward and it popped the pain is gone. I thought it also causes pain in my right buttocks but once I popped my shoulder, the pain in my buttocks disappears as well. What do I need to do to prevent it? Please help.
My spine tends to shrink a bit, sometimes reducing my height with two or something centimetres. I often need my brother to straighten it for me, so he essentially lifts me by holding me around my chest, lifts and then shakes me so that my spine straightens out with a series of popping sounds, similar to what happens when you pull at a bendy straw. It's the best feeling in the world!
I have several joints that can pop all the time. My left wrist can and does pop every time I move it in a certain way. If I twitch my wrist in that certain way it pops indefinitely. My neck pops a lot too, but that's different. I got in a car accident that did some damage to my neck, now it constantly builds up tension, and the only way to relieve it is to crack my neck. It typically pops approximately 20 times an hour.
Neck popping is fucking awesome, i mean yeah, it hurt the first time i did it but oh man, it feels satisfying as hell when i do it.
i can also pop all the joints in my fingers and both wrists.
But what is the most pleasurable one is popping my back, i do not know how many joints i can pop back there, but its the upper joints that do the most popping.
Also, my ankles pop all the time when i just turn them with their own power.
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