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When you stop cracking your knuckles does the swelling go down?

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January 16, 2008 2:35PM

I believe the swelling casued by cracking knuckles is just a myth, I have been cracking them and know people who used to do it or still do it, they never noticed any swelling. Actually when you crack knuckles there is hydrogen and some other gas bubble like substance which actually burst and that is how you hear the crack, so I think that has nothing to with Swelling of fingers or toes