My urges to pop my joints are typically consistent unless I'm anxious.
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I pop everything! So I'm glad I've found a place to talk to others about it. One of my earliest memories is talking to a hospice nurse. I was sitting in my neighbor's floor popping my toes. My mother was caring for the neighbor and the nurse was visiting. The nurse said to me while my mother was out of the room that popping joints causes severe arthritis. I knew I had been popping my joints for as long as I could remember and sometimes they would pop accidentally. I asked her if that still counts. She said, "not really. Just try not to pop them." And inside my child brain, I made the decision then and there that she was lying and I would never give up popping my joints. I'm nineteen now. That's enough about me! Please feel free to introduce yourself.
RE: The sacrum.
I used to crack that joint about twice a day during high school ( a year or so ago ) because the desks worked perfectly, but now that I'm graduated it only pops about once every other day or so. The way I did it in school was as follows: I would put my feet on the book rack beneath the desk in front of me, then slouch so my sacrum was balancing on the slight hill near the edge of my chair. After that it was as simple as relaxing, then pressing the outsides of my feet outward against the legs of the desk. It was occasionally difficult to accomplish because I wanted to be quiet about it as the chair amplifies the pop and explaining to a room of idiot high schoolers that not every pelvic noise is a fart is impossible.
Base Thumb Joint
I frequently pop the joint which serves as a junction between my thumbs and wrists. Does anyone else do this? I do it by putting my index finger on the inside of the middle joint of the opposite thumb. Then I put my thumb on the joint by my wrist and press. It is a very loud and clear pop.