Ever wonder what happens when you 'crack' your knuckles? As a chiropractor this could be one of the most common questions that I get. Simply put, gas is being released in the joint (from a vacuum effect).
Then, the follow up question I get is: “If I ‘crack’ the knuckles in my hands a lot, overtime does it lead to arthritis?” The answer is no! There is little to no reliable scientific evidence linking knuckle ‘cracking’ to arthritis or other health related issues.
Check out the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDnKTAJSKCg
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