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Answered 2009-09-29 09:30:49

What's really happening when you "crack" your knuckles:

The noise you hear is actually the creating of small bubbles of nitrogen. This is an absolutely harmless thing to do despite all the "old wife's tales" to the contrary.

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What makes the cracking noise when you crack you knuckles?

Gases that are trapped in between your knuckles

How do you cack your knuckles?

The popping or cracking noise heard when "cracking your knuckles" is caused by synovial fluid filling the vacuum left by the joint's displacement.

Do cracking your knuckles make them bigger?


How do you stop cracking your nuckles?

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.

How do you crunch your knuckles?

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.

What do crackling knuckles sound like?

Cracking knuckles sound like cracking knuckles

After cracking knuckles what does it do to your hands?

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.

Crack your knuckles?

The popping or crackling noise heard when "cracking your knuckles" is caused by synovial fluid filling the vacuum left by the joint's displacement.

When you crack your knuckles or neck what is it that cracks?

Your joints are releasing the synovial fluid and makes a cracking noise.

Does cracking your knuckles give you fat fingers?

Cracking your knuckles can cause your knuckles to swell depending on how often you crack them.

What does cracking your knuckles do to the body?

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!

Is cracking your toe knuckles harmful?

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

Is cracking your knuckles just cracking blood?


Does cracking your knuckles push air out of the joint?

Cracking your knuckles releases the nitrogen from in between your joints.

Can cracking your knuckles cause your fingers to go crooked?

No. Cracking the knuckles does not damage tot he joint.

What if you cracked your knuckles?

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

Does cracking your knuckles make your hand big?

Depending on how often you crack them your knuckles can swell, but your whole hand will not get bigger.

Does cracking your knuckles cause them to be short and fat?

No. It Makes your knuckles swell up and never goes away. :\ So stop cracking your knuckles!!

Why does the body make that cracking noise?

my poo

What is treament for cracking your knuckle?

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.

Is cracking your knuckles just releasing gas?

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.

Does cracking your back give you arthritis?

No neither does cracking your knuckles

If your knuckles are big due to cracking your knuckles can you reduce their size?

No, and I read somewhere that cracking your knuckles doesn't actually increase their size. Couldn't tell you where I read it though

Do your wrists get swollen from cracking your fingers and knuckles?

There is no data linking swollen wrists with knuckle cracking. In fact, there is no data linking knuckle cracking with swollen knuckles or arthritis.

Can cracking your knuckles do permanent damage?