Popping Knuckles


I am addicted to cracking/popping my knuckles. I believe i can pop everyone of my joints on my body. My neck, knees, elbows, fingers, toes, ankles, wrists, shoulders, back, and i have even popped things in my chest. I'm only 17 years old and I started my strange addiction when i was alittle younger then 6 years old. To be completely honest, I cannot remember a day from then that I have not popped my knuckles. I get critisized for it because of the health effects it may cause. People will constantly tell me to stop and it is the hardest thing to stop once I start. I start cracking my knuckles as soon as i wake up from bed and I will continue to crack them every 15 minutes for the rest of the day. I don't know why I do it. I tell people I do it because my knuckles hurt but they don't and I just cannot stop. I have bought items to help with the stress and to keep me from popping, such as stress balls, but they do not last long at all. I'm hoping to get physical therapy for my strange addiction before it causes my cheerleading and gymnastics career to crumble.

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