A 45-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

i always feel the need to crack my knuckles. how do i stop these urges?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: How do you stop any habit? By making a conscious effort not to keep doing it.
Answered on Aug 24, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
40 years experience General Practice
Surface tensionj: The sound is the result of breaking the surface tension of the synovial fluid in the articular space....
3
3 thanks
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably: Your grandmother would likely condemn the process, which makes it unwise, no matter what reality says. However, it can advance arthritis, loosen ligam ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I am not sure: The study of 300 people how cracks there fingers, -cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surroun ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Popping air bubbles: The sound of knuckles cracking is nothing more than air bubbles in the joint fluid popping. There is no proof that it is harmful.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month