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    I'm wanting to cut down on the amount of times I crack my joints and knuckles a day, but I'm not 100% sure how to tackle the bad habit. It's reached the point where my hands will stiffen up in cold weather and I'll sometimes have a dull aching pain in one of my fingers or my whole knuckle. I just want to make it so it isn't as repetitive as it is currently.
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    (Original post by thedayismyenxmy)
    I'm wanting to cut down on the amount of times I crack my joints and knuckles a day, but I'm not 100% sure how to tackle the bad habit. It's reached the point where my hands will stiffen up in cold weather and I'll sometimes have a dull aching pain in one of my fingers or my whole knuckle. I just want to make it so it isn't as repetitive as it is currently.
    Just think about the after effects of this. Plus there is nothing good about cracking your knuckles.
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    Go see a doctor is my advice. There are plenty of studies saying cracking your knuckles does or does not cause problems. Get professional advice to ensure the issue is in fact cracking your knuckles. If it is they can advice you how to stop doing it
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    (Original post by thedayismyenxmy)
    I'm wanting to cut down on the amount of times I crack my joints and knuckles a day, but I'm not 100% sure how to tackle the bad habit. It's reached the point where my hands will stiffen up in cold weather and I'll sometimes have a dull aching pain in one of my fingers or my whole knuckle. I just want to make it so it isn't as repetitive as it is currently.
    Never heard something like this before. I crack every joint in my body every day, and I'm not feeling stiff. In fact, I feel looser than the previous day. People react to it in different ways. For me, it's good, but for you, your body is saying don't do it.
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    (Original post by SM6)
    Just think about the after effects of this. Plus there is nothing good about cracking your knuckles.
    The only long term affects of cracking your knuckles is decreased grip strength (after several decades of doing it), but if you train this it won't make a difference anyway. There's also no difference between doing it once a day or several times in a day, so you can crack them all you want (unless it hurts)
    There's nothing inherently wrong with cracking your knuckles/fingers since it can loosen your joints temporarily and give you a bit of relief, though if you do it too often it can hurt.
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    The only long term affects of cracking your knuckles is decreased grip strength (after several decades of doing it), but if you train this it won't make a difference anyway. There's also no difference between doing it once a day or several times in a day, so you can crack them all you want (unless it hurts)
    There's nothing inherently wrong with cracking your knuckles/fingers since it can loosen your joints temporarily and give you a bit of relief, though if you do it too often it can hurt.
    Point being, there are no real advantages of doing it. Only disadvantages. I don't really get why people do it all the time, it actually hurts.
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    (Original post by SM6)
    Point being, there are no real advantages of doing it. Only disadvantages. I don't really get why people do it all the time, it actually hurts.
    The advantage is that it's relieving, both in the feeling of doing it, and if you're a bit of a nervous-nelly. There's no "point" in twirling things around your fingers, or chewing on pens either, but it can help people psychologically.
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    The advantage is that it's relieving, both in the feeling of doing it, and if you're a bit of a nervous-nelly. There's no "point" in twirling things around your fingers, or chewing on pens either, but it can help people psychologically.
    Ah I get what you mean. I used to do it a lot a couple of times every single day, but now I don't because it hurts when I do it now.
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    (Original post by SM6)
    Point being, there are no real advantages of doing it. Only disadvantages. I don't really get why people do it all the time, it actually hurts.
    It's just an urge i think mate, like i am even embarrassed by it (lots of people don't like the noise) so try and do it under tables in lectures and stuff but it just feels really nice, and if people don't do it there's this stiff sort of sensation in the fingers.
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    It's just an urge i think mate, like i am even embarrassed by it (lots of people don't like the noise) so try and do it under tables in lectures and stuff but it just feels really nice, and if people don't do it there's this stiff sort of sensation in the fingers.
    Yeah that's true that's one of the main reasons why I sued to do it all the time. I just eventually grew out of it for some reason.
 
 
 
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