I can’t seem to pop it voluntarily. I’ve noticed it happens when I’m in the bathroom, either brushing my hair or putting on deodorant, something that involves both arms being raised, but I always forget to pay attention to the motion that does it.
You know how you’re kind of hyperaware when a knuckle needs a good cracking, I don’t get that with the sternum, it just kid of goes when it wants to. And it’s also pretty loud.
I only crack the knuckle closest to my palm on my middle finger…guess it gets the most use on the road!
I’ll crack my knee by giving my leg a nice sharp rotation, almost like I’m throwing a Frisbee from my toes while keeping my leg straight.
I get a pain in my ankles, which is only relieved by a crack, achieved by the latter method.
The cool thing to do when I was in high school was to, while seated in your desk, turn your upper body so that you could almost grab the back of your seat, which you’d pull in order to crack your spine…or where you ribs meed your spine, I’m not really sure.
Then, I don’t know if any of you have had anyone give you that backwards bear hug where they kind of thrust their chest into your back while simultaneously lifting you off the ground. I’ve had that done once, and, although it felt amazing, was convinced that that can’t be good for you.
Toes are a free for all.
Other than that…
How on Earth do you crack your crack? I fell straight back on the edge of my sacrum in the spring and did a lot of exploring and massaging in the area and had no clue that any “joints” were crackable!
Do you kind of rock or do you have to apply direct manual pressure?
Still, the sternum remains the only joint on my body that is crackable, that I cannot crack on command!