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    17 Things You'll Understand If You're Obsessed With Cracking Your Joints

    I'm not addicted. You're addicted.

    1. You know that it's physically impossible to go through a day without cracking something.

    2. You know exactly what these are really used for.

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    3. You've also maybe asked someone to do this:

    4. You both fear and love that one surprisingly loud pop that sounds like you broke your finger.

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    5. And then there's that glorious euphoric feeling that comes after.

    6. In your down time, you experiment to see what other joints are capable of cracking.

    7. And you add that to your mental list whenever you find a new one.


    8. You can always count on a manicurist to pop a knuckle or two during the hand massage.

    9. And nothing gets you more excited than a trip to the chiropractor.

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    10. This doesn't gross you out one bit.

    11. And this is a good way to pass the time when you're bored/stressed/need something to do with your hands.

    12. Which tends to get you in trouble in meetings or classes.

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    13. You secretly enjoy when people get grossed out by your joint-cracking tendencies.

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    14. But when someone tells you not to crack, you feel like this.

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    15. Yes, you've heard from everyone that your habits are ~supposedly~ going to give you arthritis.

    16. So you've tried quitting.

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    17. But you eventually give in, and it feels SO good.