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Cracking The Knuckles
Inform him or ignore: Two options: 1) you can tell him nicely to please stop doing it. But he can do it if he wants. 2) just ignore it and focus on something else - at times, people have annoying habits - you just have to let it go unless it's significantly bothering you and others. ...Read more
I have cracking in my arches, If I don't crack them my arches hurt. I use small balls to pop them, which doesn't hurt to me, but others say it does.
Keep Cracking.: It seems a small price to pay in order to have painless arches. As long as you have no other symptoms, I see no immediate reason to change you success. This doesn't mean that other symptoms related to the popping, may not develop in the future. For now, it works. ...Read more
Do you know how like buttlers hold towles with thier arms in a 90 degree angle i do that somethimes but behind my back?
Congratulations: You have a nice and normal range of motion... but the towel will not help too much there if you spill the wine or soup! ...Read more
TMJ: TMJ is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and those emanating from the TMJ. Clicking noise with no other symptoms is not a problem and no treatment is necessary. Rec.: if concerned see orofacial pain specialist for consultation. Very common and benign condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I constantly have the urge to crack my two big toes, my fingersplease! is there any easy way to stop cracking them?
Is it bad that I take 6 benadryls (diphenhydramine) to knock myself out? I get so depressed and sad that I don't know what else to do.
I crack my nose cartilage like some people crack their knuckles. Is it bad? What damage can it do?
Bad idea: You could conceivably dislocate your nose (requiring that it be fractured and set), and at any rate you might cause inflammation of cartilage that could be very unpleasant. Even the sound of knuckle cracking freaks some people out. If they saw (and heard) you cracking your nose you might get punched in it! ...Read more
Why do my ankles swell up so much when flying? What can I do to stop this as it looks awful on the beach!
Support hose: You are a bit young, but could simply be fluid accumulating in your legs from having them "hanging down" and not moving during the flight. Wear compression stockings (20-30 mm hg) when flying and move your feet + legs periodically. Stay hydrated. Given that you are on zantac (ranitidine) at 30, i suspect a dietary/metabolic issue issue as well. Zantac (ranitidine) can deplete mg - consider supplement. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i heard a crack in my foot and my talus hurts whenever i move it in certain directions what does that mean?
I see people popping their necks... I have never popped my neck like them. Is it safe to pop the neck? If so how can I do so safely?
Probably: It's probably safe, but unnecessary. Some say it can lead to arthritis. I know of no studies that support this. If you want your neck cracked, go see a competent D.O. (doctor of osteopathy). Check the american academy of osteopathy to find a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is cracking your knuckles? I have to its like when I don't crack them my fingers kinda hurts..Well not hurt but its like I have to do it. Help
Nor really bad...: Cracking your knuckles, or any joint for that matter, is not harmfull to the joint. Just make sure you don't overstretch the joint as that could cause some ligament damage. ...Read more
Why is it in my mind i can see myself easily doing good things the way i want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them i clam up?
Perfectionism?: Folks who are perfectionists are often procrastinators. Since it feels like they can never do something perfectly they keep putting it off. Try to remember that your are loved/accepted for who you are, not for what you do--the paycheck mentality of our world. ...Read more
No one knows: There are a number of theories about why joints 'crack' or cavitate, but none have been proven. Some think that it is caused by small bubbles in the joint space, others believe it is caused by 'microadhesions.' Nothing needs to be done to stop it unless it starts causing you discomfort. ...Read more
Is it serious if I cant bend any of my toes on both feet? Whatever I try to do they just won't move. No injuries at all. What could be the problem?
If you were : Able to move them before I think it's cause for concern. ...Read more
So my friends tell me to get over my fear of stuff in sports to push myself but how do I do that. Then ''just do it'' is turned into a face plant lol?
Risk: All sports have a certain level of risk. All you can do is train well and with the right person. Then you give your all nod you have an accident, it is part of the business. That said, you have to decide what is the level of risk and effort that you feel comfortable with and think positive. There are sports that carry minimal risk. Do your homework and find something you enjoy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knees crack a lot when i walk up&down the stairs and bend down. It doesn't hurt but i can feel it cracking. What can I do to stop this?
Why is it when me and my boyfriend try new positions it kind of hurts for a little biit but if we do what we usually do it doesn't hurt?
Tissue: Your tissues need time to acclimate to the new tensions. ...Read more
Why do i have a hard time going to the bathrm if people are there like in school or wherever, its like their talking distracts me and i cant go, why?
Paruresis: You're describing a shy or bashful bladder. Check out http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/paruresis-(urinating-in-public), http://www.uncommonhelp.me/articles/how-to-stop-shy-bladder-syndrome/ & http://paruresis.org/ so that you know that you're not alone (sorry, I guess that won't necessarily help!) as well as treatment options, usually cognitive behavioral therapy. See ur FamilyDoc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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