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Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

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No, people just say that because they find it annoying.

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Nay.

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No that's a wives tale

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yes it does

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no you are just releasing air pockets. In some rare cases it could lead to it.

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yes

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No that's a lie

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No.

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just one

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Nope. Nope. Nope. Its been proven that "cracking" your knuckles does not lead to contracting osteoarthritis.

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yessss.

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no

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I was actually checking this out yesterday and its no. THOUGH they did mention cracking your knuckles at a older age could result in you breaking them:/ so yah.

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Lol I never heard that one before but then again I rarely crack my knuckles. I'm too weak.

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No, just weakening of the joints...

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My parents friends cracked his knuckles when he was a school age kid and teenager kid. He had compintions with his friends. When he grew older and became a father to his first child he was never able to pick him up because he had serve arthritis in his knuckles and he was never able to do everyday jobs

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wives tale just to get people to stop doing it

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Doubt it. I crack my knuckles all the time and I'm 13. I was like 5 or 6 when I started.I only crack my knuckles when it is necessary.

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NO! There has been no scientific data to support this. In fact, what little data there is actually confirms the opposite. So go ahead, crack away! I crack mine every day, am 47 years old and my knuckles are just fine. :)

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Nope, its just your joints persay "releasing a gas" that make the noise. Knock yourself out.

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no...except if you really cracked it very hard.

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Some people crack their knuckles by pulling the tip of each finger one at a time until they hear a crack. Others make a tight fist or bend their fingers backwards away from the hand, cracking the lot at once. If you are one of those people who sits and cracks your knuckles while others wince, at some point somebody is bound to have told you that cracking your joints gives you arthritis. bt it doesnt cause arthritis.

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Answer this question... Yes

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There is no proven cause of arthritis just by knocking your kneels. here are some main causes of arthritis http://www.clockchat.com/index.php/health-fitness/best-home-remedies-arthritis

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people don't like the sound because they say it's annoying, THEIR annoying, of course it didnt

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No, when you crack your bones, the sound you hear is actually gas bubbles popping.

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I believe so, I did starting age 5 and I am 48 and they ache and hurt

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Nope !!

Cracking Knuckles is just relaxing our bones and structure.

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No, all it does is release carbon from your knuckles. There's a whole Dr. Oz episode about it, and it's harmless.

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There was a study done on this and no it does not give you arthritis but your grip strength becomes about 2/3rd of what it would have been if you didn't, how they did this study I have no idea, my mom told me about this because I crack a lot of my joints(including knuckles, neck, toes, ect...) and got scared when someone told me that.

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