nope, US, with our Wonderful healthcare (extreme sarcasm)
Jeeezusss tell me about it! We're probrably better off without the insurance rip-offs, i mean, scams, oh dang, im being way to nice on the system.
I'm 28 years old and just as of a few years I've felt intense discomfort. No pain, really, but a pressure build up, I suppose. A sort of warm, dry feeling that demands I crack my joints. At first my upper back, then my neck, followed by my knees.
It's been getting worse and worse, to the point that I find real pain preferable. I can't sleep at night. I wind up twisting and contorting myself harshly in any way possible just to crack the joint, sometimes even blugenting my back and knees for any sort of relief at all.
I find that drinking copious amounts of fluid sometimes helps, as does taking multivitamins. But it's not an end all treatment. And there are plenty of nights it doesn't work at all. So I wrench my body as hard as I can, staying up twisting and cracking in the hopes of rest and relief.
I get no pleasure from joint cracking. It is in no way habitual in the sense that say, biting your nails playing with your hair is. Stopping isn't an option, it gets far too uncomfortable.
Quite frankly it's getting to the point where I might kill myself to be rid of the condition. I really don't want to. I like life and I have things to do with it, but this condition is driving me in that direction.
I can't find anything online that looks remotely close, save for this forum.
It also sounds like something doctors can't diagnose or treat from what I've read.
Thanks for reading, and any input.
Well, I am only 22, but I feel the same way. I can't stand it! My older sister started cracking the knuckles in my fingers when i was 5. ('93). When I was 6, I fell and hyperextended my elbow, and ever since have had issues with it. But when it started cracking I was about 9. By then, I was cracking my neck, back, right wrist, left elbow, right ankle, some of my toes, and my b**t bone. :lol:
But anyway, it has gotten much more serious over the years. I cannot sit in any position comfortably, only catch about a third of the sleep a regular person would get each week. I cannot do any normal activity and has even gotten to the point where I cant stand in the shower at times. I've had thoughts of taking sledge hammers to my knees and paralyzing myself to the point of just having to be in a wheelchair. but then i think screw that! i would be stuck in this chair having to crack everything else and couldnt wheel in to the garage in order to severly damage some other part of my body so I no longer have to deal with the pain.
My neck, spine, lower back, both hips, both knees, both wrists, both elbows both hands in several ways (+4-6), both ankles all toes in two ways… and on and on... Every joint in my body aches while constantly staying tight and tense and giving me this uncontrollable urge to constantly crack and push and twist and UGGGGHHHH! im sure you know the feeling.
If you get any beneficial information, or any change in your condition, id really appreciate an update! I'll do the same for you! Or anyone for the sake of not killing ourselves! -not litteral on my end.
I have the desire to crack/pop my knuckles, toes, back, shoulders, neck, ankles, wrists etc almost all the time.Its just something I look forward to. Its kind of scary…. like i love it. im obsessed. It makes me feel SO much better. The sound, the feeling. is so comforting because I know its like the one thing I'll always be able to do like an expert. And you know how once you crack it all out you ussually have to wait a while to crack again? well i dread waiting. i get sooooo eager to just crack crack crack and its the most satisfying feeling in the world to me. Im a completely normal person despite my cracking addiction. I must sound crazy but i'm just being honest. cracking joints is one of my favorite hobbies, passions, feelings everr. do any of you feel this strong about it?
I definitely share some feeling on this one, but I dont think I enjoy it as much as it sounds like you do. Im in pain, and the time inbetween cracks really isnt all that long. im always so busy i dont even think about it. they all just go "crack crack crackkkkkkk!" when i was a kid at school, i used to feel proud that i could crack my neck like a "pro". but somewhere around 6th grade i remember thinking, hmmm thats funny i dont crack my neck anymore, and BOOM. it started again. at one point, it frustrated me wating to crack them again, yes, but i would just keep pushing and pushing and twisting and trying even if they wouldnt. which just aggrivated my joints more. Im not 100% on this one, but i think one day you probably wont be so excited to crack your bones. is it everything? or just your fingers or what? im curious…. 8O