The cracking cycle + reloading



  • Does anyone have to wait for a joint to reload before it can crack again?
    How long does this take you?



  • Yes. At least 15 - 20 mins.



  • any idea scientifically, why?



  • Apparently the cracking sound is gas in the synovial fluid being compressed and released. Once this has happened you have to wait until the ga* * * s build up in the joint again.



  • Is this normal?



  • Depends on the joint, my usual refractory period for the digits is about twenty minutes, greater joints like elbows, knees, ankles - 3 hours or more.



  • @Sieveboy:

    Depends on the joint, my usual refractory period for the digits is about twenty minutes, greater joints like elbows, knees, ankles - 3 hours or more.

    how about your neck?


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