I don't know what to do? I crack my back, neck, wrists, fingers, knuckles, ankles, toes, knees, elbows, groin..EVERYTHING! And I have no idea what to do to stop am I damaging my body long-term? someone help me, i am addicted to cracking! So glad i'm not the only one!
Yes, although it takes quite a while. When I gave up cracking, it took about 1 month to stop feeling the need. But obviously there must have been something there, or else I wouldn't still be posting on this site!
I click too (although i am on 3 weeks 2 days without!) my worst are my knuckles….
I picked up a few tips on this forumn a few years ago when i tried to stop before.. The best one i found was to put an elastic band around your wrist and ping it each time you feel the urge to click. I think this is a form of cognative behaviour therapy and i found it most useful to think of the clicking urge as a type of addition rather than as an annoying habbit.
This time round i have not clicked out of sheer will power. I find the first day isnt too bad, but weeks 2-7 are quite hard and stressful. Hands feel tight, uncomfortable and non mobile. I am yet to find out when it stops being uncomfortable...!!
I have also, in the past, made myself a plaster caste glove to put on and wear so that i physically couldnt click. This would have worked if the glove hadnt been SO cold to wear!
I must not be visualizing this correctly – how does the placement of the left foot affect the process? When I put it behind my right knee and bend forward ... I'm just bending forward. There's no strain on any joint. There's also very little leverage to put any pressure on any joint, really. Maybe this indeed doesn't work for guys? :?
Hello people of JointCrackers.com I am new to this forum and I dont know if I am posting correctly but I am 35 years of age and i have to "Popping" my joint for about 25 years give or take. It started off as just a so-called fun new trick i discovered when i was a kid. I always thought that i was just double joint and it was really neat that i could do it. I would show it off to friends and family and get a big laugh for attention. It started with my toes(big toe) then fingers, shoulders and back as always with most people. then other limbs and joint started popping on their own at first (and the first time is VERY PAINFUL) but then i thought it felt good just to "relieve pressure so i thought. it got to the point to where i had to pop my joints or i was in utter pain it i didnt so i gave in and as years past it got harder and harder to pop tings like i did the first time. I i got into extremes (litterally). It go to the point to where i physically abused my joint think it better. now all i do is bend my neck to the side and it pops on its own along with my back and knee. most likely if there is a joint somewhere in my body i have popped it over 100 time in my life (easily). every once in a while if i stretch i can feel my sternum pop which im used to now but my wrist is inflammed and both my shoulders and my right elbow pops all day long everyday (without fail) by them selves and they feel like digging in my joints with a dull rusty spoon (oooouuuch). In general I feel like i am past able to be helped and a warning to all like those who tried to warn me joint popping is ok to a certain extend but too much of anything is hurtful(VERY)just dont do it so much . i already want to donate my right wrist to science for cybornetic studies…..i just need someone like me to talk to so i wont feel alone
I too play a contact sport (rugby) which has enabled me to crack many more joints than would otherwise be possible. One particular tackle, in which I broke my coxics, has left me able to crack that area just by tensing it and bending backwards slightly. My knees and elbows also crack daily from previous broken bones, and rather than be irritating, this actually helps me release some of the pain I get there and feels fantastic.