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The truth about cracking your joints 

As chiropractors in London, Westminster and Kensington, we get a lot of questions from your patients. Some of them like ‘Is it good or bad to crack your joints’ are more frequent, and we believe it can benefit anyone. Either we do it ourselves or experience other people doing it. In other words, it’s well known, and further can be the reason for the foot pain, ankle pain, wrist pain, hand pain and possibly back and neck pain. Applying chiropractic and muscle stimulation can help you change your knuckle-cracking habit.

All About Cracking Your Joints

The name comes from the noise made when you move a joint a certain way. Some areas of the body are more prone to cracking, like the knuckles. Some people hate even the idea of it, and others say that they’re “addicted” to doing it.

You can spend a long time to get a joint to pop without success, and on other occasions, it happens out of nowhere. It can offer pain relief from discomfort. There are a few pieces of research that suggest the noise is because of the release of gas. When it comes to safety, there’s no definitive proof it is harmful but take care when cracking joints.

Staying Safe

When it comes to cracking your joints, take care with how far you go. When you force a joint beyond its range of motion, you can hurt yourself and maybe cause pain. You should seek help if there is pain or a lot of tension.

Never, ever get an untrained person to help you. A trained professional like a chiropractor knows what they’re doing. When you ask someone without the proper knowledge, training and qualifications, they don’t know when to stop and can end up causing some real discomfort even damage.

Let Us Help

As you might understand, there is no ‘correct’ way of cracking your joints. If you are in pain or if you are worried about the frequency of needing to break your joints or it doesn’t feel right, why suffer? Come and see if we can help you. We take your medical history into account to determine the best course of action.


We can work with you to try and improve your range of motion which includes muscle and ligament stimulation. Our treatment is effective, safe and gentle, and it also comes with our expert advice. Some people will benefit from the exercises we give them. By working in their own time outside of the clinic, they may see a significant improvement in their joint motion and mobility.

Get in touch with our professional chiropractors for a talk about your situation. Inc-Health aims to do our best to rid you of pain and discomfort to get you feeling great again.

Just call us or send us a message here.