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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Some people say it's bad and it causes arthritis, others say it's just like little air bubbles and that it's harmless.



What do you think?



Good or bad?



Some people get offended when people do it.



It's one of those things that people get yukkied out by. I personally get yukkied out by the sound of people scratching an itch on their skin.



Anyone have any bad habits that don't necessarily offend people?



or



Do you get offended by any little habits people have? Has anyone ever been offended by some little habit you've done?

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Stainless Munchkin
Stainless Munchkin

Master of the Munchkins

Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 246
Posted:i do the back thing, is it bad for you? i swear my brother has a hole in his chest cos of it

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:A hole in his chest?!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Stainless Munchkin
Stainless Munchkin

Master of the Munchkins

Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 246
Posted:not a hole, but a kinda dip, that he didnt hav b4 he started cracking his bach

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Yes! It's true! I've done Yoga for years with a very, very wise indian instructor. He used to crack my back for me, every time it went he'd just go 'Ah, good, release of tension'. When I asked him about it he said that if you apply firm pressure (NOT trying to force them) the joints only crack if they need to, it releases pressure in the joints and it does feel really, really good. I click all over in Yoga but i've never had painful joints. smile

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:I've never really needed to crack anything... that happens when I stretch. I like stretching.

Getting to the other side smile

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i8beefy2
i8beefy2

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Location: Ohio, USA
Member Since: 24th Mar 2003
Total posts: 674
Posted:A hole in the chest? Haha, I knew people with this. It freaked me out the first time I went to push them and my hand went half-way into their chest... It's a condition. Concave chest or something. I've actually seen people eat cereal out of this cavity while laying on a couch.

Disturbing.


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Alfred
Alfred

Altyd Brandend
Location: Orange County, California, US...
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2003
Total posts: 149
Posted:Wow that last "cereal bit" just made me throw up in my mouth a lil. I click what ever i can, its nice smile

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i8beefy2
i8beefy2

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Location: Ohio, USA
Member Since: 24th Mar 2003
Total posts: 674
Posted:Ha! Then my work here is done. smile I've never been able to gross someone out THAT much...

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:I also walk around barefoot, some people seem to think that's strange.

I worked with a guy that pick his nose in public, finger and thumb, really root around and pull out all kinds of crap. That was gross, and he'd do it in lunch IN FRONT OF PEOPLE EATING!

Gah!

And people that eat with their mouth open and make that "lukp lukp lukp" noise, that really grinds my goat.

But then I'm possitive that I do things that really bother poeple.


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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:walking around in bare feet is not so odd in Texas. In south africa it seems to be expected.

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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:Firepoise, a lot of back and neck pain is also caused by stress - both emotional and physical. While stretching may help some relieve that pain, it doesn't work for everyone. The best solution would be to remove what is causing the undue stress.

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:i wouldn't recommend it.
there is lots of literature out there about joints and how they work and what different things do.
its fascinating.
smile
wink


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Becky W.
newbie

Member Since: 21st May 2005
Total posts: 1
Posted:I've been cracking my knuckles for about 13 years. I've never seen any harm... I knew it probably damaged joints, etc but didn't care. It's so freaking hard to stop!! Anyway. A couple months ago I was trying to crack my right pinky and ever since then I've had pain in it. I finally went to the doctor today and he splinted my finger. Turns out I have a ganglia cyst:

Ganglion Cyst aka Bible Bump
Affects: Wrist / Hand
Type: Connective tissue
Symptoms: Bump or concentrated swelling resulting from synovial fluid leaking from an injured tendon into, the surrounding soft-tissues which eventually encapsulates the fluid and becomes a cyst.
This type of injury is ****usually caused by repetitive stress or direct trauma to the affected area.****

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So, there you have it-- cracking your knuckles does damage your joints. So... I'm going to try to stop but it's very hard. I don't know if I'll succeed...but hopefully by telling the rest of you this, you will be forewarned.

*~Becky~*


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ROBZILLA
ROBZILLA

HAIL TO THE KING BABY
Location: MANCHESTER
Member Since: 29th Apr 2005
Total posts: 204
Posted:i used to crack my knuckles, my neck and my back...but my party piece was to crack my chest! my chest would pop, then i'd go dizzy and pass out for a moment!

i had to stop doing that coz i banged my head once when i collapsed!


I DO NOT REGRET THE THINGS I HAVE DONE, ONLY THOSE I DID NOT DO.

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heyahoney
heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw
Member Since: 27th Oct 2004
Total posts: 566
Posted:i can pop my knees, elbows and hips any time i want...it kind of cool. Except i have double jointed hips and when i pop them they go the wrong way

Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.

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ROBZILLA
ROBZILLA

HAIL TO THE KING BABY
Location: MANCHESTER
Member Since: 29th Apr 2005
Total posts: 204
Posted:are you following me?

I DO NOT REGRET THE THINGS I HAVE DONE, ONLY THOSE I DID NOT DO.

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heyahoney
heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw
Member Since: 27th Oct 2004
Total posts: 566
Posted:nooooooooooooooooooooooooo i am not following you....you are following me

Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.

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