#1
so before i started playing guitar i had the nervous habit of popping my knuckles,

and now that i am getting more into shredding, whenever i am in the middle of a song, they will need to be cracked again, causing my fingers to slow down.


did i screw myself over when i started popping my knuckles, and is there any way to get rid of the need to crack them?
#2
Same thing happens to me, just remember to crack them before the song :P
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#3
i crack my knuckles too. but not too often. usually between songs if i can or before i play in general. i just get caught up in playing that i dont notice it or they crack on themselves
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#4
Just try and resist cracking them. If you phase it out, your hands will adapt back to normal eventually.
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Just try and resist cracking them. If you phase it out, your hands will adapt back to normal eventually.

i agree with this, also preventing that you wont develop arthritis later on in life either
#6
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Just try and resist cracking them. If you phase it out, your hands will adapt back to normal eventually.

^ This.

I used to pop my knuckles all the time too but then I stopped when I started playing guitar. Now I can't pop them no matter how hard I try to. I still sometimes get a little feeling like they need to be popped but I just ignore it and continue playing and it usually goes away.
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#7
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^ This.

I used to pop my knuckles all the time too but then I stopped when I started playing guitar. Now I can't pop them no matter how hard I try to. I still sometimes get a little feeling like they need to be popped but I just ignore it and continue playing and it usually goes away.


^ this. really, it's not a good thing for your hands.
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i agree with this, also preventing that you wont develop arthritis later on in life either


There is no medically proven link between cracking your joints and arthritis.
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