I first started cracking my ears in 1986. I'e been doing it ever since, thats almost 30 years. Whats crazy is the only compulsive ear cracker I ever met was my wife. Thats right when we met she was already an ear cracker. So weird! And we are not really that weird of people. Now we have 2 kids and they cant stand to have their ears cracked.
I've checked with so many doctors to see what is exactly going on internally when I crack my ears and I get various answers. Is it cartilage? Why does it snap or crack?
Now only a few years ago I was unable to crack my ears on a daily basis. Its more like once every 3-8 weeks can this stupid procedure be done. How did it stop?
Here are the top causes for popping cracking noises within the body
-Cracking sounds occur when bubbles form in joints as they are pulled apart
-Cavitation within the jointsmall cavities of partial vacuum form in the -synovial fluid and then rapidly collapse, producing a sharp sound.
-Rapid stretching of ligaments.
-Intra-articular (within-joint) adhesions being broken.