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    Knuckle cracking causes Arthritis?

    My friend said his friend got light arthritis from cracking his knuckles, but I asked a doctor and he said that saying that is just to stop people from making a disgusting sound.

    How many people actually know that arthritis can be caused from cracking knuckles (and necks and wrists etc...)?

    Also, how many people can crack all of them in one go?

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    my sister is a medical transcriptionist and she told me the same thing. you can't get arthritis from cracking your knuckles, or what ever. and yes it is a disgusting sound if you think about it. I can't by the way crack all my knuckles in one shot. I had a friend in high school that could and his knuckles were all huge from doing it so often, so I don't know.

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    I can't do all mine in one go either, in fact, when I 'interlock' my fingers and push away (you know what I mean) there is only about 2 or 3 cracks, but then again, I only do it about once, sometimes twice a week. Apparently it's a real turn-off, I suppose it would be.

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    Fingers, neck, back... you name it, I'll crack it

    I dont do it as much as I used to, people don't seem to appreciate it.
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    Interesting trivia :

    The village folks in our part of our country have a habit
    of knuckle cracking to ward of the evil eye ! and they do it
    by pressing both their palm on their head{temple} resulting
    in a simultaneous cracks in one go !
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    I can only do my knuckles, wrists and neck. I don't really want to do it too often in case my hand falls off or something.

    It makes a rather, ummmm, unpleasant sound unless you are trying to look tough. Cracking your jaw back into place after a good punch would certainly scare me off.

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    I can crack most stuff, My knuckles in three different ways. I can repeatedly crack my knuckles (hurts after a while) my neck, my back, my jaw, my toes, my knees, my shoulders, my wrists, my hips and thats about it. sometimes i can do my elbows.
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    so let me get this straight.................

    u cannot get arthritis from cracking your knuckles, or anything else??
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    I don't think so. I don't think it does them the world of good, but probably not arthritis. Or Rhuematism.
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    ^%$"^%&$()

    oh thats kool, but im sure that horrible sound it makes means its not 2 good though
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    Knuckles three different ways(backward, forward, and I can crack the knuckles near the tops of my fingers). Back, neck, knees, toes, feet, wrists, elbows, shoulders...

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    Originally posted by denniswrenn
    Knuckles three different ways(backward, forward, and I can crack the knuckles near the tops of my fingers). Back, neck, knees, toes, feet, wrists, elbows, shoulders...
    WOW!!

    btw, ur avatar kicks ass!!
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    or whupps ass...

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    indeeeeeeeeeed

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    I crack my knucles several times a day. My neck, several times an hour. My torso, back, toes and wrists daily. I thinks this all stems from breakdancing. Bugger.


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    I crack a few tins of beer in the evening, but not much else. I have enough creaks and groans in my body already.

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    I wonder who came up with the saying "Don't crack your knuckles, it'll give you arthritis." It's all around the globe now and yet people now actually KNOW it causes arthritis, just like how so many years ago, people KNEW that the world was flat, well, maybe not like that but you see my point.

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    Talking mmm crack

    I like doing crack..... mmmmm




    I can crack my knuckles and my knees..sometimes my back...

    I teacher i had in high school was telling the class i was in about this guy that she knew..he would crack his neck everyday at dinnertime with the family in plain view of it..and one night he cracked his neck and then he said "ow..i think i hurt myself.." then he slummped over and died..

    i really trip out on you people who can crack ( almost ) every part of your body ( jamagei i am looking at you ) dont you worry that you might crack something a little too hard or the wrong way and you break it?

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    Ha, that guy who died must have been a real crack-up! That's definately not the way to get ahead in life. He must've been high at the time, the poor old crack-head.

    Well seriously, if he did actually die lets all take 2 minutes silence.

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    Talking ;)

    After the teacher told the story..i laughed out loud, i got in trouble but oh well it was funny hehe.
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    Or better yet, lets just drink to his memory or something. And I'll carry on listening to my grindcore.
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    Re: mmm crack

    Originally posted by Jeff_1
    i really trip out on you people who can crack ( almost ) every part of your body ( jamagei i am looking at you ) dont you worry that you might crack something a little too hard or the wrong way and you break it?

    Only when i do my neck and my back, and it is especially loud that can be kinda scary. But as for the rest, nah they don't bother me at all.

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    heh i like it

    That would be my luck.

    It is especially good because you did it on company time
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