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I have been cracking my knuckles for a couple of years now. and yes i do think it is addicting. i do it self consciously and i don't know how to stop. I've tried MANY MANY things and it won't work. i find myself doing it. but i am still trying. i have read about people actually stopping and i am gonna be next. because i think my finger\joints are getting fat from it. It is a habit but i think i habit could be addicting and this one is. so yeah. it is kinda sort of addicting. It's a nervous habit and ALL of us have something we do as a habit. Some people play with their hair by twisting it, some bite their nails, while others knuckle crunch. I've known people who pick their skin or pick their feet while watching TV and some people bobbing their legs or foot constantly while sitting. Here is a good way to stop from cracking your knuckles, but I have to warn you it hurts! Get a large elastic band for each wrist. Wind it around until it's just resting (not cutting off the circulation) and when you feel you are going to crack your knuckles take that suckah of an elastic band and stretch it and let it hit your wrist! After a week believe it or not you have tricked your subconscious "not to crack your knuckles!" One of my girlfriends stopped her nail biting by doing this.

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What do crackling knuckles sound like?

Cracking knuckles sound like cracking knuckles

After cracking knuckles what does it do to your hands?

Cracking your knuckles is just releasing the nitrogen in between your joints. Cracking your knuckles can cause you to crack them more often. Your knuckles may become larger from cracking them.

Does cracking your knuckles give you fat fingers?

Cracking your knuckles can cause your knuckles to swell depending on how often you crack them.

Is cracking your toe knuckles harmful?

I know cracking knuckles leads to fat knuckles when older. So cracking toe knuckles can be harmful. Their only good when you crack them while stretching, not for fun

Is cracking your knuckles just cracking blood?


Does cracking your knuckles push air out of the joint?

Cracking your knuckles releases the nitrogen from in between your joints.

Can cracking your knuckles cause your fingers to go crooked?

No. Cracking the knuckles does not damage tot he joint.

Does cracking your knuckles cause them to be short and fat?

No. It Makes your knuckles swell up and never goes away. :\ So stop cracking your knuckles!!

What is treament for cracking your knuckle?

Cracking your knuckles does not lead to arthritis, as some people may think. There is no treatment available for cracking your knuckles as it is not a medical condition.

Is cracking your knuckles just releasing gas?

When you crack your knuckles, your bones are rubbing together. That's what makes the cracking sound. It used to be beleived that cracking your knuckles caused arthridis, but that been prooved untrue.

Does cracking your back give you arthritis?

No neither does cracking your knuckles

If your knuckles are big due to cracking your knuckles can you reduce their size?

No, and I read somewhere that cracking your knuckles doesn't actually increase their size. Couldn't tell you where I read it though

Do your wrists get swollen from cracking your fingers and knuckles?

There is no data linking swollen wrists with knuckle cracking. In fact, there is no data linking knuckle cracking with swollen knuckles or arthritis.

What does cracking your knuckles do to the body?

Well Cacking our knuckles Some people thing it causes arthritus, but actually the sound is caused by a various form of gasses that are being let off by the cracking sound, cracking your knuckles can also make your knuckles swell or puff, So it doesn't do anything to your BODY but it does do something to your knuckles!

Can cracking your knuckles do permanent damage?


Do cracking your knuckles make them bigger?


Is cracking your knuckles a habit?

Yea it is i have been cracking my knuckles a long time and it has become a habit BUT i choose to it is kind of a stress reliever

Will cracking your fingers will mess up your knuckles?

No. There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles or fingers will lead to any adverse consequence (not even arthritis).

What makes the cracking noise when you crack you knuckles?

Gases that are trapped in between your knuckles

When you crack your knuckles do your hands swell?

No. Cracking your knuckles does not cause your hands to swell.

How do you cack your knuckles?

The popping or cracking noise heard when "cracking your knuckles" is caused by synovial fluid filling the vacuum left by the joint's displacement.

Is cracking knuckles good to health?

cracking knuckles is Not Good for health & not bad for health. only leads to sore fingers at the end of the day..

Can you get arthrites from cracking your knuckles?

no. the cracking u hear is actually the nitrogen bubbles in your joints popping. its not when the bones in your knuckles are grinding together ~answeringchampion!

What do your knuckles look like after years of cracking them?

The last thing I heard was that cracking your knuckles doesn't do any damage to them. But I'm not too sure.

How do you stop cracking your nuckles?

Cracking your knuckles is something you might do out of habit. Many people find the noise of it to be annoying. You stop cracking your knuckles as you would stop any other habit, by turning your attention to something else when you go to do it. With time, you should find that you are cracking your knuckles less and less.