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Is cracking your knuckles bad?

i have a bad habit of cracking my knuckles,i just want to know if its bad and if so how?

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i did it when i was younger but i stop it about 30 years ago when i Hurd no more cracking and just felt pain. i'm now 60 and wish i never cracked anything. the sound of the crack is the liquid in your joints and this is like removing a toy dart from a surface. the ware your putting on the joint is not repairable......stop now

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for you it may not be bad but if done in presence of others it may be irritating to some

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I think it is, I do it, but am trying to break the habit. Apparently it can make your knuckles bigger? I don't know. I think it would be best if you don't.

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No, that's a myth. :)
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Idk of its true or n old wives tale but I heard that gives u arthritis

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Not really. It weakens your joints a little. It is annoying though.

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No it's not Sugar , there is a myth that it is but it's not .

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Don't think so, I read in an article that people who have always cracked their knuckles didn't show any more occurrences of arthritis than people who didn't.

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Yes , and you will have big knuckles. So please don't!

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No

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No, but some people are not comfortable with the sound of it, and if you're in a place or in the presence of people that requires a certain amount of decorum, you may want to refrain from doing it, there.

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No. It is actually slightly healthy for your knuckles. The cracking sound is actually a liquid in your joints that contain oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide and form into bubbles that burst between the two bones.

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No it is not bad and it doesn't cause arthritis it's just air or gas bubbles In between the bones that causes the cracking sound

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there is air in every bone joint in your body, it is used to keep distance between bones when they are moved so they don't wear our. sometimes to much air gets in your joints and you get the urge to crack ( get rid of some of that air) your joins, if you don't, your joins might swell up and cause some serious problems. This creaking urge is most expressed when going through puberty because your body is growing and the joints are not sure how much air they need yet, so they fill up to the limit. altogether, cracking your joints such as the knuckles is not harmful, its actually good for you!

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recent studies show that cracking your knuckles is actually the release of chemicals in between the joints that helps them move easier & faster. (think of it kind of like cracking a glow stick; when you crack them it causes a chemical reaction that releases energy in the form of light.)

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