The "crack of dawn"



  • wow. this makes me feel so much more normal..
    i have actually been waking up cracking my ankles recently. and i have found out that they feel still and just funny, and so then i can't fall back asleep with them and force myself to get up and walk around. it doesn't always help though. once i get them moving i can sometimes get back to sleep.. but usually not.

    i really would like a way to stop it.



  • I can speak to this to some degree. I'm 31 years old. When I was 13 I tore the cartilage in my right knee. The chances that it's somehow in corelation to any joint cracking is pretty non existent.

    Generally torn cartilage is from hyperextension of the knee. Meaning your knee goes back further than it's supposed to, and most situations like that are sports related. When I tore mine I was playing basketball, I went up for a rebound, planted wrong when I came down and my knee went the wrong direction.. I heard a snap and felt immediate pain.

    The doctors originally drained my knee (which is still one of the most painful things I have ever had done in my life) and put me in a brace. I wore the brace for sometime in hopes that it would heal normally. After getting out of the brace, there was too much scar tissue and my knee would pop out of place, so I had to have arthroscopic surgery.

    In all honesty, it wasn't that bad. It's been 18 years and I haven't had a whole lot of trouble out of that knee. Sure, I have some.. but nothing major. It may get worse, but had I not had the surgery, I can only imagine how bad it would be.



  • @MonkeysUncleByMarriage:

    I can speak to this to some degree. I'm 31 years old. When I was 13 I tore the cartilage in my right knee. The chances that it's somehow in corelation to any joint cracking is pretty non existent.

    Generally torn cartilage is from hyperextension of the knee. Meaning your knee goes back further than it's supposed to, and most situations like that are sports related. When I tore mine I was playing basketball, I went up for a rebound, planted wrong when I came down and my knee went the wrong direction.. I heard a snap and felt immediate pain.

    The doctors originally drained my knee (which is still one of the most painful things I have ever had done in my life) and put me in a brace. I wore the brace for sometime in hopes that it would heal normally. After getting out of the brace, there was too much scar tissue and my knee would pop out of place, so I had to have arthroscopic surgery.

    In all honesty, it wasn't that bad. It's been 18 years and I haven't had a whole lot of trouble out of that knee. Sure, I have some.. but nothing major. It may get worse, but had I not had the surgery, I can only imagine how bad it would be.

    i got punched in the neck, which undoubtedly tore the cartilage that makes my neck as weak and crackable as it is today. (i hate that it cracks involuntarily sometimes!)



  • Blaze - what is the 'leaving in June 4th' mean on your signature?

    Are you leaving with the Swedish female volleyball team for a tour?


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