Well, the arthritis part is just a myth, but if you do it obsessively, then it can make your knuckles swell. As far as annoying goes, I AM A GIRL, and I honestly don't see why it's so annoying to some people. My friends pop their fingers and hands all the time and I don't find it annoying one bit. Except for when someone makes a loud pop, and then straight in the middle of class, everyone starts popping their knuckles to see who can get the loudest.
Disclaimer: I heard this second-hand and I am not a doctor: If you crack them and you have to wait a while before you can crack them again, you're okay. If you can keep cracking them, you've may have a problem. The sound comes from a fluid that exists to cushion the friction, hence why it has to build up again.
i honestly pop my knuckles and its really a habit ive been doing it for years now and ive asked my doctor and he said nothing bad will happen if you dont do it too much but if you do it can cause swelling
Nope. Zero harm from it, regardless of what your parents say. The sound of "cracking" actually come from gas inside your joints expanding, kind of like what a fizzy drink sounds like but instead of thousands of bubbles it's only one or two.
It doesnt hurt at all. the reason bones "Crack" is because there is supposed to be air between the bones. but when your hand gets stiff and you need to crack them they arent having the space so when you crack them its actually a good thing
Yes it can result in arthiritis but some people say it feels better to crack their knuckles or whatever than just leaving them uncracked. But be careful if you keep doing it you wont be able to stop and you will care in the future because your knuckles will be hurting all the time and you will regret your later years of popping your knuckles in the first place.