DON'T CRACK YOUR KNUCKLES!!!

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  1. Bugler997

    Bugler997 Pianissimo User

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    I recently found out that I might, in a few years, need surgery on my left middle finger, to remove a ganglion/cyst. I don't know if it's from cracking my knuckles, but it may be.

    So all that crap your parents told you about not cracking knuckles might be true after all. So please do everyone a favor and leave them alone.
     
  2. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

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    Heh, I've conciously cracked my knuckles less than 100 times in my life, and my fingers (minus the two permanently jammed ones from basketball) are the only things that aren't with some sort of pain in my body. :-?
     
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    My wife never cracked her knuckles but she gets ganglia relatively frequently. I, on the other hand (pun?) can crack my knuckles literally with one hand behind my back (press fingertips against palm of hand). I've never had a ganglion.

    All generalisations are dangerous.
     
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    I've been cracking my knuckles since the second or third grade so that's about 25-26 years. No ganglion cysts yet.
     
  5. silverstar

    silverstar Mezzo Forte User

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    I've been cracking my knuckles since 3rd grade...

    I've tried to stop, but if I don't crack them, my fingers get stiff and uncomfortable.

    Lara
     
  6. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    I can't crack my knuckels... they just don't do it, I don't get it...
     
  7. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

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  8. W Scott

    W Scott Piano User

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    Yeah, my mom was always telling me how I'd get arthritits from cracking my knuckles. Well, I'm 44 and don't have any arthritis. Ditto for loss of grip strength as I can still bend the heck out of a tin can...........
     
  9. jcstites

    jcstites Mezzo Forte User

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    I crack my knuckles everyday. I can crack them 24/7. All i have to do is squeeze them into a fist the right way and the index and middle fingers pop. Not quite as loud as the regualr way, but its kinda wierd.

    Maybe im jstu a freak? who knows, lol.
     
  10. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    That's what I do. I think it's the first knuckle on the middle finger that pops... both when pressure is applied and when it is relieved. I can repeat it "ad nauseum" (especially for those around me!) So I don't think it's the fluid "cavitating" (the only thing that cavitates is my stomach... when I'm hungry) but perhaps a ligament being stretched and "popping" in and out of place. Can do it with both hands.
     

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