How many joints can you crack?



  • How many joints can you crack and how? Pretty straight forward.

    Here's my list, from top to bottom:

    1. Jaw; by opening and pushing on joint at the same time
    2. Neck; either by tilting my head either side, or by turning my head to full turn and pushing with my hand
    3. Middle of my back; by pulling my shoulders back, or by lifting my arms and pulling them down whilst pulling my shoulders back (like the movement you'd do on the lat machine at the gym)
    4. Elbows; by extending my arms quickly from bent to full lock out
    5. Wrists; by pulling and twisting my hand whilst flexing the wrist
    6. Hand (fleshy bit where the thumb meets the hand); by pressing on the fleshy bit of the hand next to the thumb and bending the thumb back
    7. Fingers/Knuckles; everyone's favourite - by pressing the fingers down onto the hand at the knuckles, or by twisting the fingers individually at the joints
    8. Lower back; by twisting my trunk at the waist
    9. Ankles; by fully extending my foot and pushing it further either with my hand or the other foot
    10. Toes; either by flexing the toes hard, or by pulling them individually at the joints


  • wow interesting post. It's basically 2 years since you posted this but i'll reply anyway lol :)

    Neck
    Back
    Jaw
    Knuckles
    Toes
    Elbows
    Knees

    Descriptions are practically identical to yours :P



  • neck (7 cervical vertebrae)x2
    Shoulder (several ways+ more than 1 joint on each side(bilateral or x2)
    glenohumeral joint, and acromioclavicular A/C joint
    Shoulder blade(scapulothoracic joint) x2
    Mid spine/back (12 thoracic vertebrae) x 2, spinal rotation each side
    Lower spine (5 lumbar vertebrae) some x 2, w hip rotation to each side
    Elbow x 2
    Wrist x 2
    Finger (all knuckles)x2
    Hand (carpals) only sometimes/ rarely x2
    Hip x 2 for each side
    Knees x2
    Ankle x 2
    Toe ( all knuckles) x 2
    Foot ( tarsals) x 2

    Sacroilliac joint? I 've read on this site that this joint can be cracked. It makes me wonder if I have been doing it with spinal extension/back bends. Every now and then a backbend will give me "the mother of all cracks' in my rear pelvic area right in the area of the SI joint. I always thought it was The lowest lumbar , which has one of the largest vertebrae that can be cracked. after reading about the SI joint thing I've been wondering if I've been cracking it right along. Any Chiropractors or any one else, out there know for sure?
    Can you crack/manipulate the SI joint??

    the only joints i've heard of cracking, that don't for me are
    the jaw x2 (mine has poor ROM)
    and the sternum x2 Sternoclavicular(S/C) joint(can't seem to figure it out)
    anyone have a good stretch/move to crack the Sternoclavicular joints?

    And there are technically dozens of other tiny joints throughout the body , neck, and spine that it would be truly hard to say wether or not they are cracking also. Joints such as Craniovertebral joints, and costovertebral joints are new information for me. In part because of this site,

    THANKS JC, your the Man.

    :wink:



  • @MasterCracker:

    neck (7 cervical vertebrae)x2
    Shoulder (several ways+ more than 1 joint on each side(bilateral or x2)
    glenohumeral joint, and acromioclavicular A/C joint
    Shoulder blade(scapulothoracic joint) x2
    Mid spine/back (12 thoracic vertebrae) x 2, spinal rotation each side
    Lower spine (5 lumbar vertebrae) some x 2, w hip rotation to each side
    Elbow x 2
    Wrist x 2
    Finger (all knuckles)x2
    Hand (carpals) only sometimes/ rarely x2
    Hip x 2 for each side
    Knees x2
    Ankle x 2
    Toe ( all knuckles) x 2
    Foot ( tarsals) x 2

    Sacroilliac joint? I 've read on this site that this joint can be cracked. It makes me wonder if I have been doing it with spinal extension/back bends. Every now and then a backbend will give me "the mother of all cracks' in my rear pelvic area right in the area of the SI joint. I always thought it was The lowest lumbar , which has one of the largest vertebrae that can be cracked. after reading about the SI joint thing I've been wondering if I've been cracking it right along. Any Chiropractors or any one else, out there know for sure?
    Can you crack/manipulate the SI joint??

    the only joints i've heard of cracking, that don't for me are
    the jaw x2 (mine has poor ROM)
    and the sternum x2 Sternoclavicular(S/C) joint(can't seem to figure it out)
    anyone have a good stretch/move to crack the Sternoclavicular joints?

    And there are technically dozens of other tiny joints throughout the body , neck, and spine that it would be truly hard to say wether or not they are cracking also. Joints such as Craniovertebral joints, and costovertebral joints are new information for me. In part because of this site,

    THANKS JC, your the Man.

    :wink:

    wow that's quite a lot MasterCracker! :P



  • A few but not as many as MC

    Edit: Ah my bad didn't see it was MC



  • What I usually do to crack my sternum is to inflate my chest as much as possible and lean backwards, it doesn't take a whole lot of force. I think that, like other joints, it helps if you stretch and keep it limber (though it is something that is strange to loosen up). If you want to be able to crack it, look into some yoga or contortion (specifically frontbending).



  • Hmmm that sounds a little dangerous.



  • To a scaredy cat .

    I do stretch often and am very flexible.
    But no sternum cracks yet.
    Thanks for the technique though.
    I'll keep trying. :wink:



  • Yes ok - a cautious scaredy cat who doesn't mind doing dangerous stupid things in real life.



  • @Blaze:

    Yes ok - a cautious scaredy cat who doesn't mind doing dangerous stupid things in real life.

    huh?



  • Well on here MC said i was scared of cracking the sternum i think it was.

    But in real life, i do dangerous things. Like when i went on holiday, i along with others, jumped off cliffs into the sea :lol:



  • @Blaze:

    Well on here MC said i was scared of cracking the sternum i think it was.

    But in real life, i do dangerous things. Like when i went on holiday, i along with others, jumped off cliffs into the sea :lol:

    it was on the news that some people died from doing that!! :?



  • These ones:

    Neck
    Jaw
    Back
    Toes
    Ankles
    Hips
    Fingers



  • @bod8:

    @Blaze:

    Well on here MC said i was scared of cracking the sternum i think it was.

    But in real life, i do dangerous things. Like when i went on holiday, i along with others, jumped off cliffs into the sea :lol:

    it was on the news that some people died from doing that!! :?

    For real?

    It was in some place…..big surfing place and seaside etc and everyone was doing it so i did it too as where we were jumping into was not very deep or far into the sea. Kind of an enclosed space.

    However one muppet jumped and his knee was so far out that he nearly smashed his leg on this rock and could have shattered it.


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