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Offline Viz

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 05 November 2012, 12:57:49 »
Another joint cracker reporting in! :p

Offline Lanx

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 05 November 2012, 19:28:28 »
jackie chan never mentions anything about chi or acupuncture or "cupping", when he had to recover from probably breaking the same bone 4x, and he's in Guiness for most stunts performed. He must have hours of some kind of pain from somewhere in his body, i'm sure of it, but he's never said anything about "eastern medicine"(at least he didn't 15 years ago when i read his biography).

Offline Glenn315

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 11 November 2012, 08:34:01 »
I used to crack my knuckles until I heard that it was bad.

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 11 November 2012, 09:07:10 »
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Offline Zustiur

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 12 November 2012, 07:46:25 »
Somedays I 'do the right thing' and just stretch, but most days I end up cracking my knuckles. I get similar results either way, unless a joint is giving me particular discomfort.
I'm also a regular chiropractor patient, and have heard the same non-commital 'the cracking isn't the problem, weakening tendons/fingers is the problem' talk. Essentially I think the long term effects are unknown. To test it properly you'd need a lot of people to crack only one hand and not the other for years on end. And even then the evidence would be flawed because people use their left and right hands for different purposes.

Offline NKRO

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 11:00:51 »
Essentially I think the long term effects are unknown. To test it properly you'd need a lot of people to crack only one hand and not the other for years on end. And even then the evidence would be flawed because people use their left and right hands for different purposes.
Isn't there someone that has been doing this for 30+ years? (and reports no difference)

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 11:03:47 »
I'll let you know in 10...
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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:41:58 »
I lost track.
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Offline gizmo

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 21:23:22 »
You can subscribe to a theory all you want, but it does not make it true.  Harmful.  Not good.  I still do it anyways out of nervous habit.

Offline TheQsanity

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 04:03:26 »
Asked a doctor. It has no longterm effects.
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Offline noisyturtle

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 09:04:48 »
The effect is the addiction to doing it.

Offline Lanx

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 12:05:06 »
Asked a doctor. It has no longterm effects.

doctor or chiropractor did this guy have MD after his name or a quack chiro? heh.

Offline TheQsanity

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 12:28:42 »
My general MD Doctor. He laughed and said to not worry about it.
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Offline Cafiend

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 13:26:03 »
Hmmm good subject!

I cut fiberglass with heavy scissors all day. Then come home to a keyboard.

I have more pain at work then when i'm on a kb but I do crack my knuckles atleast twice a day. Mostly w/o realizing that i'm doing it.

The only pain that I get is in my elbow...I guess all of the tendons and nerves have a way of meshing together to target pain in an direct spot.

I don't think I could live without hearing that cracking noise coming out of my back neck or fingers.


Offline phx

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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 18 November 2012, 01:53:27 »
sometimes you get this feel that you need to crack one but can't really go through with it, you put more strength into then you finally crack it and end up hurting yourself.

I crack my toes too  :eek:


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Re: Knuckle Cracking
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 18 November 2012, 03:03:10 »
sometimes you get this feel that you need to crack one but can't really go through with it, you put more strength into then you finally crack it and end up hurting yourself.

I crack my toes too  :eek:

neck, back, toes, fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles,  shoulders, sometimes hips.
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