A 17-year-old male asked:
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is crackling joints that bad ? i do it daily many times in many joints :fingers(hand and feet), neck , leg from up .

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Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No it is not bad: Contrary to what you may have heard, cracking joints is not bad for them and does not cause arthritis. It is more of a habit or compulsion that can be a sign of some anxiety or other issue though.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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