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Is it true that you will get arthritis form cracking your knuckles?

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No,it's an old wives tale. If it is true I'll have a lot of pain when I get old.

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Lol same here. :P
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My mom complains about it all the time
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Mine can't because she does it more than me. Lol
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absolutely not that's an old wives tale

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In a way, yes because you are breaking the tissue in between your bones every time you crack your knuckles. And in my opinion, it's just not healthy to crack any joint everyday. Good luck. EDIT: I don't mean "break" per say, but every time you crack your knuckles you "loosen" your tissue between the joints and bones.

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No its just an old wives tale

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But seriously, isnt it obnoxious when ppl just repeat other answers?
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no someone went there whole life without cracking the knukles on his left hand and didnt get arthritis on eather hand

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No, but you still not pop your knuckles.I have the same habit

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Nope its definently not true

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heyy remebur u 2!!! :D
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lol
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Nahh.. I think they just get bigger when you're older...or...something... lol

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Absolutely not!!!

The old wives tale is that your knuckles will become enlarged and you will get arthritis.

I have been cracking my knuckles for over 40 years. I wear a size 5 1/2 wedding ring and do not have arthritis.

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probably not, but it usually drives everyone around you crazy..so why do it?!...;-)

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I heard about it and I don't know whether to believe it or not but i do it anyway. And if I get arthritis when I'm older....well then who cares, lots of old people get arthritis anyway and it doesn't effect you much.

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