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Doctor insights on: Cracking Knuckle

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How bad is cracking knuckles and back?

How bad is cracking knuckles and back?

Depends: It depends on who's doing it and why. If you're doing it as a nervous habit, then it's likely not doing you any good. If it's a do (or even a chiropractor) doing it to treat a specific problem, then it can be a good thing. Think of it like a pill. The right pill for the right thing can be good while the same pill for the wrong thing can be bad. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop cracking knuckles?

What can be done to stop cracking knuckles?

No easy way: This is a nervous habit that you have to find the discipline not to do it. The are no other way. ...Read more

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What can cause cracking knuckles and toes over time?

What can cause cracking knuckles and toes over time?

To my knowledge No -: Cause has yet been established for it. It also does not result in any longterm ill effects. However having said that, if someone has it in joint, which has been ijnured in the past then it would be better to have that checked out by your orthopd with an xrays to see if there is a loose body or some other cause for it.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I feel 6w baby's joints crack all the time, especially during diaper changes & holding her. Sounds like cracking knuckles. Is this normal? Scared!

I feel 6w baby's joints crack all the time, especially during diaper changes & holding her. Sounds like cracking knuckles. Is this normal? Scared!

Joint "popping" is: Not anything to worry about, except if the popping is of the hip joints. Pediatricians routinely check for congenital hip dysplasia with ;dislocation. Grunting & turning red in the face to expel gas or normal stools is because the smooth muscle of the gut does not yet work in a coordinated manner. Learn the "football hold" or "colic carry" for the next few weeks. This, too, shall pass. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hand pain from cracking knuckles in cold weather?

How to get rid of hand pain from cracking knuckles in cold weather?

Heat & cannabis: 28 yo female has knuckles that "crack" in cold weather & "hand hurts". Spontaneous cracking of joints are common in people with Hypermobility Syndrome. Coldness induces muscle spasm and, as loose joints are increasingly more firmly tethered by taut muscles, crepitations & joint pain escalate. Heat & cannabis both reverse muscle spasm and effect muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Throat makes a sound similar to a cracking knuckle only when I swallow past 2 days what can it be?

Throat makes a sound similar to a cracking knuckle only when I swallow past 2 days what can it be?

Phlegm?: Does it feel like phlegm in the throat? Any reflux symptoms? Acid heartburn? Have you had surgery or injury to the neck? If it is bothersome I would suggest seeing an ENT for evaluation! ...Read more

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After a total knee replacement is it normal to hear a sound like cracking knuckles when walking or moving the knee sideways?

After a total knee replacement is it normal to hear a sound like cracking knuckles when walking or moving the knee sideways?

Yes: The soft tissues that glide over the implant with movement may make sounds. If there is pain or swelling then evaluation would be reasonable ...Read more

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What does cracking my knuckles do?

What does cracking my knuckles do?

Knuckle cracking: I am not sure anyone knows for sure, but the phenomenon is thought to be related to gas (maybe carbon dioxide) forming bubbles in the synovial fluid from your joints, being released suddenly upon manipulation. There is no evidence to support that it causes arthritis or any other sequelae. ...Read more

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How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

I hope this will: The single most classic behavioral method is to wrap a rubber band around your wrist. When you notice you are about to crack your knuckles pull back on the rubber band and release. The tiny bit of pain will remind you not to crack. ...Read more

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How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

No short cuts: Stop doing it. Do one can teach you disciple. ...Read more

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How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

Mary be hard: It may be hard to stop. The reason people "crack" their knuckles is not well understood. Most think nitrogen gas from the blood builds up in the joint and is released by cracking them. Because of that, it may be helpful. It maybe that if you could set a period of time where you were determined not to do it, that the tendency for gas to collect in that joint may resolve. Not well understood. ...Read more

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Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Not really...: It maybe annoying to the people around you but there has not been shown any concrete evidence of negative effect from knuckle-cracking. Frequent and prolonged (years) cracking possibly cause larger knuckles, but no evidence of damage/arthritis has been found. So, if our knuckles are painful/stiff, consult your doc for an evaulation--because something else is causing such problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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In what way can I stop cracking my knuckles?

In what way can I stop cracking my knuckles?

Not a problem: Not a problem. It is only vacuum forming and collapsing. Won't hurt you. Its only a habit and not necessarily a bad one. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop cracking my knuckles?

What can be done to stop cracking my knuckles?

Habit: You have developed a habit disorder. The best way to deal with this is to replace the behavior with another behavior that is not so aggravating to you and others. Use your imagination to think of one and you can heal yourself by yourself! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop cracking my knuckles?

See details: The same way you break any habit. You make a conscious effort not to do it. You have to provide the motivation and discipline. ...Read more

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Is it true that cracking your knuckles is bad for you?

No: There is no harm from cracking one's knuckles, however annoying to others it might be. ...Read more

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Is it bad for me to be cracking my knuckles all the time?

Is it bad for me to be cracking my knuckles all the time?

Not really: There's no scientifically proven problem with frequent knuckle cracking, despite what you're grandmother may have told you. In fact, there are disagreements as to what actually makes the cracking noise among physicians and anatomists. There may be some wear and tear on the joints of the fingers, but unless it's painful, you're probably fine. ...Read more

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Can there be any exceptional ways to stop cracking my knuckles?

Can there be any exceptional ways to stop cracking my knuckles?

No: As with any habit, one can stop with motivation and discipline. No one can supply those for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot stop cracking my knuckles! Please help!?

See details: No one but you can provide disciple and motivation. If you cannot stop, try to annoy as few people as possible with this habit. ...Read more

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How can I stop my son from cracking his knuckles?

How can I stop my son from cracking his knuckles?

Don't bother: Most of the terrible things we've heard about cracking knuckles are myths. Not that it is a good thing, but there's little evidence that it is a bad thing. Either way, the more you try, the harder you try, the more pissed you get---that will accomplish something: he'll do it more. ...Read more

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How do you stop a child from cracking her knuckles?

How do you stop a child from cracking her knuckles?

You can't: This is an annoying habit to parents and telling the child only causes persistence. My experience with young patients is that they often have other behavioral symptoms that indicate an irritable brain. In most cases it is related to "junk" particularly the incredible ingestgion of sodas and all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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Does cracking your knuckles cause arthitis?

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthitis?

No: I read a recent study which confirmed what we all suspected, there is no increased risk of developing hand arthritis with knuckle cracking. ...Read more

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