MrWild last edited by
Hey all, new here….
Do any of you out there notice an improvement (or perhaps the oppostie) in manual dexterity as the result of our mutual habit.
I am a fencer and a ping-pong player, and a good crackin before i hit the mat really makes me feel smoother, perhaps it's just placebo.
poptastic last edited by
i have been cracking various joints for a long time and def have noticed greater dexterity. perhaps it is from all the constant stretching and pulling.
poppoppop last edited by
My fingers feel more flexible for a few minutes after they pop, but for me, I think I have had a slight loss in finger dexterity since I began popping my fingers.
ZPitcher last edited by
I notice I have remarkable dexterity when consistently popping the fingers. I play multiple sports like baseball, basketball, and football very consistently and type a lot. I stopped cracking for a month or so when I heard the old wives tale that it causes arthritis, and began noticing immediate losses in my dexterity for sports and typing. I also felt more pressure and tendon problems, stiffness, and was constantly having to avoid the habit I'd built up. Since having found out it's not bad via a Yahoo news article I'm happily cracking again and enjoying the increased dexterity. I do notice if I do it too much or sometimes a certain wrong way, it can result in tendon stiffness for the fingers. This is why when I crack I also have another exercise where I put both hands together like a praying motion so the fingertips are together, then push the palms away so the fingers are stretched. I believe this keeps the cracking from causing tendon stiffness. Anyway, I definitely believe cracking provides added dexterity, providing it's not overused.
therma last edited by
YEah, it's made my fingers more flexible.
Blaze last edited by
It has but it made me have a weaker grip. Since stopped cracking though i get it back.