Have you ever felt the need to crack your foot or toe? If you have, then you are not alone.
“Cracking” a joint is the action of moving a joint past its normal range of motion to produce a cracking sound and alleviate a cramp-like sensation in the muscles around it.
Cracks can be heard as loud pops due to small intervertebral explosions that occur during the rapid change in joint angle.
This article will discuss ways to crack your feet, ankles, and toes. Some people cannot do it themselves, but some can easily do it and they even have a weird fascination for cracking their feet and just love the sound that comes from it.
Cracking your feet or toes can become a habit, so be careful when cracking them – if you start, you might never be able to stop. I say that from my personal experience – a friend of mine cracked my toes once and I’ve been doing it ever since!
Will Cracking your feet or toes cause any problems?
No, cracking your feet or toes will not cause any problems. Cracking your feet or toes will prevent problems that could occur from a cramp in the muscles around your joints.
Cracking your foot or toes can only cause problems if done wrong, but once you know how to properly crack them there should be no problem at all.
If you feel pain when cracking your toes or any part of the body, stop immediately. Do not continue to crack them because it will only make things worse, and could cause permanent damage.
Cracking your feet should be done gently and without any added pain.
What is the best way to crack your feet?
The best way to crack your feet is to lay flat on the floor, with one foot close and stretched out, then gently rotate your heel up towards your buttock while pulling it inward with the other hand.
If you find the right spot there should be no pain and a soft pop sound is produced when done correctly.
What is the best way to crack your toes?
My favorite way of cracking my toes is when standing up – it’s the easiest way to do it. Have in mind that you should not wear any shoes in order to do it – wearing socks is OK, though.
In order to crack your toes, when standing, simply lift your foot and place your toes on the floor, then gently press so they twist towards the heel. You will hear them pop instantly.
Alternately, you can lay in your bed with your feet close to you. Place a hand over your toes and gently push them down, towards the base of the foot/heel until they crack. Do the same with the other foot.
How do you crack your ankles?
You can crack your ankles by standing up, supporting yourself with one hand on something sturdy. Lift your feed and stretch it down towards the floor as if you were planning to sit on your toes like a ballerina.
When your feet are fully stretched, start rotating it in any direction until you hear your ankle crack.
Why does the side of my foot feel like it needs to crack?
The reason you feel the need to crack your feet or toes is because of a build-up of fluid, gas, or even nerves that can sometimes become trapped in between joints causing pressure.
However, some people have a weird fascination for cracking their feet and do not mind the sound that comes from it – instead, they actually enjoy it, as well as the sensation.
This usually happens after cracking toes or ankles or feet for the first time. It’s difficult to stop afterward. But since it’s not harmful either, there’s no real reason not to do it – as your parents probably told you to.
For example, we have a doctor who cracked the knuckles of one hand only for 60 years to prove that it causes no harm. QED.
You know now some easy methods to crack your feet, ankles, or toes. While this doesn’t really help your body in any way, it’s not unhealthy – so if you enjoy doing it, you know how.
If you feel any sort of sharp pain when cracking your joints then stop immediately. Do not continue to crack them because it will only make things worse, and could cause permanent damage.
This is something that we do for the pleasure of it – and it shouldn’t be any other way.