Is cracking your knuckles harmful to your joints?
yes dummmy its called arthrites!
In fact, it does harm your knuckles, but not arthritis. I'm the living proof. It doesn't hurt, but the joints I cracked are swollen. The XRay scans certainly didn't look pretty. Probably damaged ligaments said the doctor. In case you wonder: my general health is excellent, I have never broken a bone in my life and no one in my family has arthritis, neither do I. So, speaking from experience, please be careful. It does not make your fingers less functional, but it does make them ugly. That is, 3 to 5 millimeters extra on every side of a cracked knuckle.
My currently malformed fingers give me a serious psychological strain. I always close my hands, slightly hiding it. In public I even try to imagine the viewing angle of others and turn my hands accordingly. Some dreams I have, like speaking in front of a public, will never come true just because of the fear it gives me. It's not a fun situation and if the damage could be reversed I would do so right away. Even now I hope for a future medical evolution making it possible to have this reversed.
I've been cracking my fingers from age 10. That's when it all started. I saw an aunt doing it, and I wanted to try the same. I couldn't crack mine vertically, but with a little effort it did work horizontally. I've been very stressed during my youth and somehow this released my stress a bit. I gradually turned it into a habit. I cracked my fingers whenever I could, maybe every 15 to 30 minutes, almost every single day. I believe that from age 12-13 it became visible and towards age 15 it was rather severe. Over 15 years later I'm not where I wanted to be. My current job (webdeveloper) allows me to feel more comfortable, but my real dream would be to work with people, not with computers. As you can see, this has quite an impact.
You may cope with it better than me, but I do not wish such a thing for you.
first of all, there are no knuckles in your ankle and cracking knuckles is harmful anyway
I know cracking knuckles leads to fat knuckles when older. So cracking toe knuckles can be harmful. Their only good when you crack them while stretching, not for fun
Cracking your knuckles is just releasing the nitrogen in between your joints. Cracking your knuckles can cause you to crack them more often. Your knuckles may become larger from cracking them.
Cracking your knuckles releases the nitrogen from in between your joints.
no. the cracking u hear is actually the nitrogen bubbles in your joints popping. its not when the bones in your knuckles are grinding together ~answeringchampion!
There is no indication that cracking your knuckles is harmful.
Cracking your knuckles releases a gas that naturally forms in your joints. Cracking them isn't bad for you unless it causes pain.
Yes, depending on how often you do it. If you crack your knuckles a lot then you will continually have to crack them more unless you prevent yourself from doing so. Cracking your knuckles actually releases the nitrogen in between your joints.
Yes, cracking of the knuckles, or any other joints in the body can lead to the loosening of said ligaments, other-wise known as ligament-laxity.
For someone to crunch their knuckles they turn their palms away from themselves and bend their fingers backwards. The joints make a cracking noise due to the release of fluid surrounding the joints.
Well, yes. It can loosen up your joints and make things easier to do.
Your joints are releasing the synovial fluid and makes a cracking noise.
The risk of cracking one's knuckles (sliding joints under pressure) is that it can cause inflammation of the joints, or even cartilage damage. In young people, this damage will usually be repaired in a short period, but it could aggravate arthritis in older adults.
Cracking your knuckles does not make your knuckles bigger as a common myth says. It simply relieves the air pockets that can accumulate in the knuckles and "pops" the air bubble. The frequent cracking could possibly lead to arthritis in later age, so it is best to not crack your knuckles. infact im a well trained nurse and just so you know cracking you knuckles is definitely not harmful!!!!!!! xx
2 out of every 3 Americans crack their knuckles. There are some theories that say cracking the knuckles may be harmful and can cause arthritis.
It is a common myth that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis, but it is not true. It is, however, annoying!!
Cracking knuckles sound like cracking knuckles
i was told that there are little bubbles in between your joints and that when you crack your knuckles it just pops them, and will not lead to arthritis
I'm not sure but when you crack your knuckles it releases the gas from your joints It doesn't hurt you if you stop (even though I do). There may be rumors saying knuckle cracking leads to arthritis but there is no concrete evidence supporting this. CRACK AWAY!
NO! All it does is release the nitrogen from in between your joints and it can cause your knuckles to swell, but it does not cause bone cancer. It might contribute to arthritis instead.
They used to say that cracking your knuckles would give you arthritis. A doctor friend of mine says that that is not true; that "popping" your knuckles is just releasing gasses in the joints. However, the danger with cracking your knuckles is over-extending them or flexing them too far, which could cause pulled muscles or eventual joint damage.
No. The cracking sound is caused when the small bubbles of air in between your joints pop. It does not cause any problems. People who say that is causes damage are passing on a myth.
No. Cracking the knuckles does not damage tot he joint.
No. It Makes your knuckles swell up and never goes away. :\ So stop cracking your knuckles!!
Its a habit i do it and it is harmful try doing stuff to stop like i wear a rubber band every time i crack my knuckles i simply snap it on my wrist
I've been cracking my knuckles, back, neck, knees, etc. for years now and my doctor tells me it's tiny air pockets. He said as long as it doesn't hurt, it's perfectly ok to continue cracking joints.
Tiny bubbles of gas, which is made of nitrgen and oxigen build up in the joints. It is these you hear popping to make the cracking sound.
No, you wouldn't get a bone cancer if you crack your knuckles. The type of joint in the knuckles are saddle joints which do lock up periodically and can be unlocked by "cracking" your knuckles. There is NO evidence that doing this periodically, unless it becomes an obsessive-compulsive behavior is in any way bad for you.
Cracking your knuckles does not lead to arthritis, as some people may think. There is no treatment available for cracking your knuckles as it is not a medical condition.
When you crack your knuckles, your bones are rubbing together. That's what makes the cracking sound. It used to be beleived that cracking your knuckles caused arthridis, but that been prooved untrue.
No neither does cracking your knuckles
No, and I read somewhere that cracking your knuckles doesn't actually increase their size. Couldn't tell you where I read it though
There is no data linking swollen wrists with knuckle cracking. In fact, there is no data linking knuckle cracking with swollen knuckles or arthritis.
Well Cacking our knuckles Some people thing it causes arthritus, but actually the sound is caused by a various form of gasses that are being let off by the cracking sound, cracking your knuckles can also make your knuckles swell or puff, So it doesn't do anything to your BODY but it does do something to your knuckles!
Here are some sentences. The pottery is cracking from the heat. That egg is cracking like it is going to hatch any minute.
Yea it is i have been cracking my knuckles a long time and it has become a habit BUT i choose to it is kind of a stress reliever
No. There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles or fingers will lead to any adverse consequence (not even arthritis).
Cracking your knuckles is something you might do out of habit. Many people find the noise of it to be annoying. You stop cracking your knuckles as you would stop any other habit, by turning your attention to something else when you go to do it. With time, you should find that you are cracking your knuckles less and less.
cracking knuckles is Not Good for health & not bad for health. only leads to sore fingers at the end of the day..
The last thing I heard was that cracking your knuckles doesn't do any damage to them. But I'm not too sure.
No. Cracking your knuckles does not cause your hands to swell.
Gases that are trapped in between your knuckles
Cracking or popping your knuckles is the act of releasing gasses from the synovial joints in the fingers or what ever part you are popping. while it can cause some slight damage to the joints and stretching to ligaments, it certainly will not cause arthritis. the cause of which to date is not known. However the fact that you have this habit does not mean that you may not be suffering from some form of… Read More
The joints in the spine are under negative pressure (suction). When the suction is broken, like when you crack your knuckles, the suction release creates a cracking sound sound.