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I Crack My Knuckles Constantly

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    Am I The Only One Who Hates Doing It?

    i know, maybe cracking your knuckles doesn't cause arthritis, i wont deny that. but i still hate it, its not because its embarassing or an "unattractive habit" but it can get kinda painful. i was wondering if i was the only one who is as bothered by it as i am? it has gotten to a...
    SummerDragonfly SummerDragonfly 18-21, F Jan 17, 2012

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    My Life

    what im writing is on my blog to.my brother is so stupid.here's what hapend. we are at church and my friend tells me my rother been bothering her. i wa like ok  bout what. by the way there are these group of tees at our church he trys to fit in but to hard .they dont like...
    jamacaianangel jamacaianangel 13-15, F May 27, 2009

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    Annoy Everybody Including Myself!

    In the beginning, my dad would take my hand and start cracking my knuckles.  I picked up the habit as early as 6th grade or maybe even younger I do not remember anymore.  But I know I was very very young.  My mom finally pestered my dad to stop and he finally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 12, 2009

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    Every Single Time

    Well over the years I figured out how to crack my knuckles (on my right hand) one handed And I've been trying with the left, I'm getting minimal progress but I'm getting there Point is now I can't close my right hand with hearing some form of cracking (usually its really loud...
    KiritoKazuto KiritoKazuto 18-21, M Sep 3, 2012

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    I Don't Even Notice When People Are Watching

    It feels SO good!  The endorphin rush is so relaxing. I've been a massage therapist for 7 years.  I can crack 27 out of 28 joints in my hands about twice a day, plus resetting (and cracking) both sets of carpals in the wrists. And no, I'm not going to get arthritis.
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F Dec 23, 2007

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    Thanks Grandma

    I am always cracking my knuckles. Even my toes! Every time my grandma would her me she would say "you are never gonna get a wedding ring on your fingers if you keep that up."  yeah like thats the most important thing in the world. I have been married for 4 1/2...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F Dec 6, 2007

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    Can't Help It

    Simply going to this page and reading the first few lines of other stories is enough to make me HAVE to crack my knuckles...I go along just fine most of the time not cracking them, but the second someone mentions cracking their knuckles/neck/back..whatever.....I get this itch to...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F Apr 11, 2009

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    Sighh

     i do it, and i'm not going to pretend i don't love it. it feels so good. it's sad when people get so disgusted by it though. and people's feelings about it vary so differently. it's hard to know when to hold off, and usually i just do it without even thinking. i am...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    it's such an unattractive habit that i seem to have formed.  i couldn't tell you how many people have told me that I will have horrible arthritis when i'm older.  i even checked with my doctor would said the two aren't related.  it turns out that an orthopedic...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2007

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    I Can't Stop

    I used to do this when I felt like I needed to somehow relax the joints in my fingers.  Now, I constantly crack my fingers all the time to the point that it is now a bad habit.  The knuckles of my pointer fingers have actually started hurting now from cracking them so...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    My knuckles don't crack.

    Or more precisely they don't do any noise, i feel that there is something, but it doesn't make any noise. Please does somebody know why?
    SammyUS SammyUS 18-21, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Gas

    I read somewhere that cracking your knuckles is just releaseing gas in between your joints. Awesome. I am a girl and I just called knuckle-farting awesome, lol (though real farting smells, so it is not as awesome). So I'd just like anyone who didn't know that, to...know that...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Dec 12, 2010

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    It's My Need.

    After hours of typing or writing in college or at home, I can't help but relax my joints. And hence I constantly crack my knuckles. People around me don't like it, so I manage to not do it when they are around. Its not that I like it or anything, but its just a need I cannot let...
    bluie19 bluie19 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Just A Habit

    I cracks my knuckles on average eight to ten times to day. Usually do it once when I wake up, once when I go to bed and once at about noon. The other times I do, just occur sporadically throughout the day. I don't even know why I do it, I just always feel the need to for whatever...
    Kneth55 Kneth55 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Don't

    I don't, but at Midnight Mass last year we were late so I sat next to a friend while my Mum and Nana found seats elsewhere. It was only then I noticed how much she cracks her knuckles, every five minutes she was at it, despite being told off by her mother each time. I'll admit I...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Mar 31, 2008

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    Awesome5790 Awesome5790 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I Can't Help It Either.

    It started when I was a teen.  I'd be writing something (notes in class more often than not) and my finger's end joint would basically get stuck.  I'd have to crack it to get it to work normally again.  Now I crack the end joints of my fingers allllll the time (by...
    sheepishcow sheepishcow 26-30 1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    I Am Double Jointed.

    I can bend my middle two fingers on both hands back til they touch. I swear part of this is from me popping my knuckles for half my life. My grandma and my mother both told me I'd get arthritis (sp?) from popping my knuckles. Later in life I learned about chiropractors and their...
    Phreeek Phreeek 26-30 Jul 19, 2011

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    I Do It When I Am Stressed And...

    I do it when i am stressed and when i am nervous, which is everyday every second right now
    amodo amodo 19-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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    It's Bad

    I pop my knuckles probably 20-30 times a day. I mostly do it unconsciously. I pop my neck sometimes, I pop my hip, my knee, my elbow, my back. It's pretty bad. Sometimes my ankles too. And definitely my toes.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    I Don't Know Why I Do It.

    I've cracked my knuckles for as long as I can remember.  I also pop my back and my neck.   I try not to do it as much but half the time I don't realize I'm doing it until I've already done it.  It seems like the more I do it, the more I need to do it. 
    bellonium bellonium 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    Yes Yes Yes Constantly Some Ti...

    yes yes yes constantly some times i think its a nervous habit but then i think its just a comfort thing makes me relax i guess
    linzBurnham linzBurnham 21-25, F Dec 12, 2007

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    Too Much

    im addicted to it it feels aweosme but i do it too much but i love it soo i'll keep doin it
    lindzo lindzo 18-21, F May 21, 2008

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    Bad Genes

    I started cracking my knuckles in middle school...actually, I remember the very first time that I did it.  I was on the track with this girl in my gym class, and I saw her crack her knuckles...I thought it was disgusting, but she said it felt really good.  I joked...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2007

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    Actually just my thumbs I kin doing it too

    much can stress out your joints
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Drives My Dad Nuts

    It drives my dad insane. He keeps telling me its not "ladylike". I generally have to point out that nothing about me is ladylike. Now when I want him to stop lecturing me about finances, i crack my knuckles to distract him long enough for me to get away. I am...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Dec 15, 2007

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    How Weird

    I was just hitting random group, as i do, just looking for fun groups to join. and i started cracking my knuckles, as i do. and then this group popped onto the screen. gave me a little chuckle to myself. lol
    starver starver 22-25, F Aug 28, 2010

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    Me Too !

    Moreso than ever now that arthritis has set into some of my joints.  What a drag it is getting old ! (Rolling Stones -Mother's Little Helper)
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M Jun 6, 2010

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    All the Time

    I write and draw a lot, and sometimes I just feel like my knuckles could using some good crackin'... especially if I've been writing/drawing for hours on end. And not just knuckles... my ankles, elbows, back, legs, wrists... it's like a symphony lol
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2007

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    Recently, I was at the beach, with my bathing suit on. I went into the sea, and there were some pretty strong waves. I wore a bathing suit that was a bit loose, so everytime a wave...
    hadriell hadriell 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was walking down to the shop and this girl smiled at me the I walked into the shop and she came in the shop she went in front of me and she bent down on the bottom shelf and...
    nathan6678 nathan6678 16-17, M Jul 20

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    I love to let my but crack to hang out of my low rise jeans because it makes me get turned on
    lauran2014 lauran2014 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I like to see girls but crack or thong out of their jeans because it gets me turned on
    reece2014 reece2014 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Actually it's my ex. We remained as friends. Every time he calls me, something related to sex always pops up, and it's annoying. He's had sex many times, with many women, and I...
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Night all and see you tomorrow afternoon LOL
    DaddiesHome2 DaddiesHome2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    DisconnectedSoul posted a question where we fill in the blank. It was a line to a song "if I was a flower growing wild and free all I'd want is you to be my __________?" I posted...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 22-25, F Jul 2

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    as i dont have money to get internet connection,i had to find an alternative way around, so i did. It is somethin lik resource utilization(Dont waste resources ..lol..)[i dont even...
    introvertporsh introvertporsh 22-25, M Jul 2

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    I hate it. And I'm told it looks disgusting. I use nivea lip balm but it doesn't exactly work. Can someone recommend a good lip balm please
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I love wearing low rise jeans. The new "mom jean" style that is coming back just makes me sad b/c I think butt cleavage is just as sexy as boob cleavage (on the right person). I...
    NurseMJ NurseMJ 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I love it when I see a man with his buttcrack showing. I was wondering what other people thought.
    liv239 liv239 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Here's a mini tour throughout the island! Haha, really we concluded touring The entire island by foot in less than 15 minutes. Yes, it is usually that compact but This is often...
    Wendigmn Wendigmn 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I mean everything who I am, ever since I was a child, I hate the way I think, my looks, andthe way I act. I am depressed almost all the time now and cannot afford medication. I...
    honcho44 honcho44 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    My mom and I always get into fights and they always escalate quickly. Like today I told my mom that I needed new shoes because I only have one pair of almost broken converse and...
    ScarlettVictoria ScarlettVictoria 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    People these days seem to think that everyone must agree with their opinion to get along or be friends. I say agree to disagree. Form your own opinions. Let your individuality...
    RosieRose63 RosieRose63 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    So i was walking back from the store and this asian lady that lives by my moms was leaving her house. And we look at each other for a minute and she says "you want bike?" So i walk...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Logic wins out in the end. Id rather follow my brain then my emotions.
    bloodstone98 bloodstone98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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