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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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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.
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What effect does cracking knuckles have? A friend of mine has large knuckles and says its because she cracked them a lot when she was younger.
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
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
Throat makes a sound similar to a cracking knuckle only when I swallow past 2 days what can it be?
After a total knee replacement is it normal to hear a sound like cracking knuckles when walking or moving the knee sideways?
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
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
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
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
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
They r uninformed: Because they are uninformed.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: There is no harm from cracking one's knuckles, however annoying to others it might be. ...Read more
Neg. Reinforcement: Negative reinforcement can work sometimes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No: As with any habit, one can stop with motivation and discipline. No one can supply those for you. ...Read more
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
None: Knuckle cracking does not cause joint damage. It just annoys others who have to listen to it. ...Read more
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
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