Do we have any perpetual joint/knuckle poppers out there?
I’ve been popping all of my joints for a very long time and have done so with a relatively clear conscious because there are no studies that show a stronger correlation to knuckle popping and arthritis than not knuckle popping and arthritis. However, I have heard that if you pop your knuckles, you may lose some strength because you’re repeatedly stretching out the tendons (or something to that affect). Now that I’m trying to get back into guitar playing, my fingers are definitely weaker than they used to be and I’m hoping that it’s just because they’re out of shape but of course in the back of my mind, I’m concerned that my knuckle popping has made them even weaker than they should be.
So basically, I’m curious to know if we have any knuckle poppers that do or don’t have this issue and or if someone had the same issues and had to stop popping their knuckles. The easy answer is “just stop since you’re not sure” but if you’re like me, you know that popping your joints gets easier and easier the more you do it. So a lot of the time, my knuckles pop just from clenching my first or something (and of course it’s almost a subconscious thing to effortlessly pop a knuckle that feels like it needs it. Of course it’s possible to stop but it would be a lot of uncomfortable effort and if possible, I’d like to know if it’s even a valid concern before I do go through that.
I know this is probably a pretty strange question but any input would be appreciated.