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i can snap both my wrists back and i hear a popping sound. what is happening when i do that? why can't i crack my knuckles repeatedly?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YOU SHOULD: AVOID doing this since you are putting stress/strain on the CARTILAGE in those joints! Cut it out! (Besides the fact that it may be annoying to others!) At your age there may still be some "GROWING" left in those joints!
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
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