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A 34-year-old male asked:

I often and subconsciously crack my knuckles and bones in my fingers and my hands, am i at risk of long term damage in my older years?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
No: There has been no scientific evidence that there is a risk of long term damage from knuckle cracking.
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
Crack away: There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles does any long term damage.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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